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Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ featured on cover of Miami Kids Magazine

Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ featured on cover of Miami Kids Magazine

Miami Kids Magazine October-November Issue features our Lighthouse Learning center for Children™.

Click here to read all about our Pre-Kindergarten program.


Double your investment in Miami Lighthouse by participating in two challenges!

The new four-year Wildflower $1 million matching challenge will support visually impaired participants in the Music and Tactile Art Programs, and the Spencer challenge of up to $500,000 a year to sustain programs for blind early learners in the Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ continues for the next three years. Click here to learn more.


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Upcoming Events

December 17th, 2018 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ Playground

Join us on December 17, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Miami Lighthouse as we celebrate the Ribbon Cutting of the Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ Playground.


Miami Lighthouse Band

Miami Lighthouse Band

The Miami Lighthouse band or smaller ensembles are available to perform for public and private engagements in the community including weddings, bar mitzvahs, business, government and charity events at reasonable fees. To hear a sample of our musicians performing click here, and to learn more about our Miami Lighthouse band and musicians click here.


In the News

MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE RATED AMONG TOP 1% OF U.S. CHARITIES BY NATIONAL EVALUATOR CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Miami Lighthouse has received ten consecutive 4-star ratings from the national evaluator Charity Navigator placing us in the top 1% of nonprofits in the nation. There currently is no other nonprofit in Miami-Dade with this coveted distinction. Click here to read the full press release and you can find our rating on Charity Navigator here.

The Miami Lighthouse: An Innovation Engine on CEO Virginia Jacko's Watch

On Virginia Jacko's watch, Miami Lighthouse has truly become an innovation engine, heralded nationally for its leadership and management. Click here to listen to Doug Eadie's popular blog with an interview of CEO Jacko.

Miami Lighthouse was named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by Miami New Times
According to WalletHub, its researchers found a distinct lack of volunteerism and car-ing for the vulnerable, suggesting Miamians are perhaps a bit self-centered. But it's never too late to change that perception, and there's no better place to begin than at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, one of the city's oldest charitable organizations serving the visually impaired. Click here to read more about it.

Congratulations to the Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ Pre-K graduates, Class of 2017!
Proud parents and teachers looked on as six adorable four-year olds, both sighted and visually impaired, paraded into the classroom to receive their Certificate of Achievement. Wearing caps and gowns for the big event, they were welcomed by Virginia Jacko, Miami Lighthouse President & CEO. Click here to read more about it.


Reviewing Websites for Accessibility Compliance

Miami Lighthouse offers website accessibility audits to private and public entities. We recommend solutions for making website content accessible for all users of assistive technologies. Click here to read "Give Visually Impaired Better Internet Access" an op-ed piece by Virginia Jacko in the Miami Herald. Click here to read "Let's Give the Blind Better Access to Online Learning" by Virginia Jacko, an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more about Website and Electronic Information Accessibility Consulting Services offered by Miami Lighthouse click here.

 

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Website Audits

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State of Vision

State of Vision

Sales of the “State of Vision” license plate support services to blind and visually impaired people. Miami Lighthouse is the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this license plate. The cost is $25.00 in addition to the regular registration fee.


STAR Summer Camp Children Testimonials

STAR is really cool. I like it because I get to be with all my friends and learn a lot during summer, from typing to art to music.
- Marino, age 12

STAR is fun because we get to read a lot, go on lots of field trips, use the computers and learn programs like PowerPoint. I make a lot of friends here and get to learn things with them. It's a lot better than staying at home watching TV during the summer!
- Madisleny, age 11

We learn a lot and have fun activities in STAR. The large print books I get have helped me a lot in school, and I like learning with a lot of friends that I've made here during my second year in STAR at Miami Lighthouse.
- Taknighis, age 12

 

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience. Click here for Website Accessibility Statement

Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following

 

Florida Blue Foundation

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned ten consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

GuideStar Exchange's Gold Participant

Miami Lighthouse has earned the Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.

The Children's Trust

Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.

 
 

The Beacon Council

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Switchboard Miami

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Marlins Charity Partner

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

 
 

United Homecare

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

Miami Today

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

South Florida Business Journal

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

Health Foundation of South Florida

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

 
 

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