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Miami Lighthouse was featured on The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV. Our President & CEO Virginia Jacko was interviewed by host Olga Villaverde in an inspiring story about Miami Lighthouse and CEO Jacko's journey.
Miami Lighthouse has launched a new learning center for visually impaired children from birth through pre-kindergarten. The new 72,000-square-foot Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™. You can help to sustain this one-of-a-kind Center.
July 11th, 2018 Miami Lighthouse Legislative Luncheon
The Young Professionals of Miami Lighthouse will hold their annual Legislative Luncheon and networking event at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired on July 11th from 12-1:30pm. Click here to view the invitation.
May 16th, 2018 Music Under the Stars: Bon Appétit Miami
Join the Miami eye care community at "Music Under The Stars: Bon Appétit Miami" on Wednesday, May 16th at Miami Lighthouse to celebrate over 25 years of free eye examinations for more than 111,000 children in need who failed their school vision screening but had no resources for eye care.
Summer Volunteers Wanted!
Miami Lighthouse is seeking volunteers this summer. To become part of the Teen Summer Volunteer program starting June 11, 2018 you can apply here.
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 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.
Miami Lighthouse offers website accessibility audits to private and public
recommend solutions for making website content accessible for all users of
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.