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Not Exactly Winding the Year Down

A group of CCB students pose around a cart with six large trays of goodies to give out

We’re in our final week – final days, really – of the 2016 year at the Colorado Center for the Blind. It’s not exactly like winding down, but more like an all-cylinders-open surge for the finish line. Alejandro went on a support drop yesterday, and is cooking a big meal tomorrow. Ryan served his mini-meal […]

Perez’s Mini-meal & the Mushroom Thief

The kitchens at CCB are just a few steps away from the lobby where Robert mans the front desk and management offices are located. Because our students are constantly cooking up amazing things in the kitchens, the odors filling the lobby area are sometimes maddenly wonderful. That was certainly the case a few weeks ago […]

Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

Allie Blanca C.G Dan andMike walkingaround the pond at Sterne Park during Birding Class

So this is how Tuesday goes at CCB sometimes. First thing this morning Alie Mays came for our “Birdying by Ear” class. Seven of us reviewed recordings of local bird songs, then walked over to Sterne Park, where we heard mallards, doves, goldfinches and of course Canada geese. Today’s mascot was the belted kingfisher, an […]

A Bow Tie (Pasta) Occasion: Jimmy’s Mini-meal

While one fund-raising organization is sponsoring the #HowEyeSeeIt social media campaign designed to show that blind people can’t do anything, our students here at the Colorado Center for the Blind keep learning every day that they can “Take Charge with Confidence” and “Live the Lives We Want.” Take Jimmy’s mini-meal for example …

Crunchy & Amazing: Farhan Makes Somosas for His Mini-meal!

Farhan takes Somosas out of a tall pot of hot oil

Farhan came to the center from Pakistan because he believed that the confidence and self-reliance in our tag line mean greater independence and opportunity for him. Here he is, a little past the mid-point in his training, making really amazing (and crunchy) samosas for 15 guests, and you can feel his new confidence!