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Videos and Radio Interviews

It’s Possible to See Without Sight™

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Mentoring Bond Between Blind Musicians Runs Deep

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Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children Topping Off Ceremony

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Al Tanto Con Maricel Hernandez Radio Show featuring Miami Lighthouse Senior Case Manager Corina Hernandez

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Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children- Construction Phase 1 Completion

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The Truth About Service Pets

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University of Miami Delta Gamma's Create Video about Volunteering at Miami Lighthouse

The University of Miami Delta Gamma sorority has a long history of volunteering at Miami Lighthouse going back to the beginning of both organizations. Thank you Beta Tau Chapter for your volunteer services at Miami Lighthouse.

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Miami Organization Offers Unique Experience for Blind Children

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind program helps bridge the gap for blind preschoolers through a unique curriculum. Telemundo 51's Nathalia Ortiz reports.

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Una luz en la oscuridad: Niños invidentes

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U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen remarks on the House floor to celebrate Miami Lighthouse's 85th Anniversary

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Focus On South Florida: Miami Lighthouse For The Blind

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Blind Students Shoot Hoops With FIU Basketball Players

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Blind, Sighted Classmates Learn Value of Inclusion in Pre-K Program

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Miami Lighthouse Client Carmen Davis: Living with Blindness

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Miami Lighthouse Client Carmen Davis: Living with Blindness

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Miami Lighthouse For The Blind Celebrates Huge Milestone

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is celebrating a huge milestone. After 85 years of helping the blind community, they’re expanding in a big way to help young kids.

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Miami Lighthouse Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year

Among the hundreds of children's programs in our county, the Miami Lighthouse Early Intervention Blind Babies Program was named the 2016 Program of the Year by the Children's Trust. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.

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Learning to spot a fire even if you are visually impaired

Students with the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired received instruction on fire safety. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue provided demonstrations of fire safety techniques. Students taught how to use fire extinguishers and detect alarms.

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Miami Lighthouse and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Collaborate on Vision Rehabilitation services

Dr. Eduardo Alfonso, Professor an Chairman of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, speaks about the long history between Bascom Palmer and Miami Lighthouse.

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Contigo en la Comunidad - Junio, 25

Last June 25th, Univision (WLTV) presented an interesting story of the organization Miami Lighthouse for the Blind in their program "Contigo en la Comunidad".

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Visually impaired children tour Marlins Park, meet players

Marlins Park put on a touching tour for the visually impaired Wednesday. Participants, ages 14 to 22, from the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired hit the field and toured the Marlins Park stadium for the annual “Touch Tour” transition program. Click here to watch the WSVN Channel 7 newscast.

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Miami Lighthouse highlights Comcast’s X1 “Accessible TV” feature in the mini novela Las Princesas

Virginia Jacko incorporates Miami Lighthouse for the Blind into the story line to highlight X1’s “Accessible TV” feature in Las Princesas a first-of-its-kind scripted “mini novela” airing on Telemundo.

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Xfinity Talking Guide

Roxanne Vargas talks to Thomas J. Wlodkowski, VP of Accessibility for Comcast about the Xfinity talking guide and how it is making life easier for the visually impaired.

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Blind Children play Beep Baseball with Help from the Miami Marlins and Miami Lighthouse

Many children dream of playing pro baseball or football, but for blind and visually impaired children, those dreams can be out of reach. In tonight's special report, Beep Baseball, 7's Craig Stevens opens our eyes and ears to a new spin on a classic sport that has dreams coming through loud and clear.

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Visually-impaired students tour Marlins Park

Children from the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind got a hands-on tour of the baseball stadium. The group were able to hold baseball bats, sit in the home dugout and hit the field.

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Florida Blue Names Miami Lighthouse Winner of 2015 Sapphire Award

Miami Lighthouse was honored at the Florida Blue Foundation’s 2015 Sapphire Awards as an outstanding nonprofit organization in community health care in recognition of distinguished leadership, innovation and achievements in community health.

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See the Light

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Miami Lighthouse on Radio Show Sin Fronteras

 

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Focus On South Florida: Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

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Board Director Humberto “Bert” Gonzalez talks on air with Marlins Radio

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Members of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind discuss their cause

Click here to watch members of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind charity discuss their cause and how their charity aids local youth with visual impairments.

Miami Lighthouse "Un centro que ayuda personas no videntes

Click here to watch Univision 23 video "Miami Lighthouse: Un centro que ayuda personas no videntes".

Voice Over Artist for Miami Dolphins Speaks at See the Light Luncheon

Keynote speaker Pete Gustin, who has overcome his visual impairment to become the voice over artist of the Miami Dolphins, spoke to attendees about programs and services Miami Lighthouse provides and how essential they are to the community. Listen to his keynote.

'White Cane Safety Day' raises awareness about vision loss

According to the National Health Survey, more than 21 million American adults experience some level of vision loss, but many aren't letting it keep them from seeing the future. In an effort to raise awareness about vision loss, Oct.15th is designated "White Cane Safety Day".

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"Beep Baseball" Game at Marlins Park

A team from the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind played a “beep baseball” game with the Miami Marlins’ 2013 intern class Wednesday. NBC 6 photojournalist Felix Castro captured moments from the game.

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Deco Features: Model Citizen

To be a model you need looks that can stop traffic, but to be a model citizen, you have to have beauty and a good heart. Deco caught up with some young ladies hosting some of the hottest parties on the beach and raising money for charity.

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Miami Marlins Foundation Charity Partner on game interviews

Miami Lighthouse would like to give special thanks to the Miami Marlins Foundation for hosting our Board Directors on August 3rd and summer camp students on July 10th.

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Dolphins make a splash with blind students

Click here to watch a group of blind and visually impaired students got the chance to interact with dolphins at Miami's Seaquarium.

 

Blind Teens Get Up Close With Dolphins at Seaquarium

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Visually impaired teens get dolphin encounter

Click here to watch visually impaired teenagers from the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind got up close and personal with the dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium on July 11, 2013.

 

An Extraordinary CEO With Her Ego in Check

Click here to watch Virginia Jacko talking about a trait that has helped her become an outstanding President & CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.

 

Así luce la víctima del caníbal de Miami

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Poppo, feliz y tocando la guitarra

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Spotliteradio.com Interviews Virginia Jacko

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Pooches On Parade During Annual Miami Lighthouse Dog Walk

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97.3 The Coast Interviews Virginia Jacko and Commissioner Sally Heyman

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Miami Lighthouse and Young Presidents Organization experience Dining in the Dark at Miami Culinary Institute

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Hundreds March In Support Of White Cane Day

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Blind Students Tour Marlins Park, Experience Game

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Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Production Program on hispanic television

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Nelba Gonzalez, Coordinator of Arts & Crafts/SGA for Miami Lighthouse on El Show de Fernando Hidalgo

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Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is holding its fifth annual dog walk

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Miami Lighthouse, un lugar con luz propia

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Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Production Program™ graduate Natalia Sulca Helps Kick-off the 2012 Legislative Session

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‘Cooking Without Looking’ Teaches Culinary Skills To The Blind Kids

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Comcast Newsmakers- Miami Lighthouse/PhilADthropy

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Camp unites blind and sighted

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Duenos de mascotas abusan de derechos

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Blind Children Soak Up The Seaquarium

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The Blind Visionary Interview

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Helen Aguirre Ferré host of WPBT2 Issues interviews Virginia Jacko about Miami Lighthouse’s 80th Anniversary

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Carmel on the Case: Faux Service Dogs

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Miami Art Museum stages touch-tour for blind guests

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News and Views Interview of Virginia Jacko

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Blind Singer Makes Orange Bowl Debut

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Natalia Sulca @ Discover Orange Bowl January 2011

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The Blind Visionary at the Miami Book Fair International

Click here to view Chairman-elect Michael Silva and Virginia Jacko presenting The Blind Visionary at the International Book Fair on November 21, 2010.

Lighthouse Chief Turns Loss Into Hope

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Comcast Newsmakers: Interview with Virginia Jacko

Click here to watch an interview of Miami Lighthouse President and CEO Virginia Jacko by Comcast Newsmakers.

Virginia Jacko, The Blind Visionary speaks at the Braille Challenge at Lions Institute, Tampa, FL, Spring 2010

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Virginia Jacko, The Blind Visionary speaks to the students at Hillsborough High School

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Braille Literacy at Miami Lighthouse by José Feliciano

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Local 10 News Investigation: Do Cab Drivers Ignore Blind Passengers?

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NBC 6 News Miami Lighthouse Shines Hope on Blind Babies

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Local 10 News Featuring Henry Stone & The Miami Lighthouse Student Musicians

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CBS 4 Featuring Miami Lighthouse Student Musicians Performing at Naturalization Ceremony

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Congresswoman Illeana Ros-Lehtinen Tours Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

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Interview with Dr. Rosemary Gonzalez by the Children’s Trust

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Heiken Program

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Swimming With The Dolphins at Miami Seaquarium - August 2008

Entrenamiento Fisico para Personas de Vision Limitada en el Miami Lighthouse (Fitness for the Visually Impaired at Miami Lighthouse)

   

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Miami Dade College’s Service-Learning group teaches visually impaired Miami Lighthouse Students

 

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Virginia and Tracker

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News Channel 6 Promo

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Telemundo - Cada Día

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“Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Case Study: Vision Rehabilitation for the First Florida Resident to Receive the Argus II “Bionic Eye” appeared in the May/June issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
“Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Case Study: Vision Rehabilitation for the First Florida Resident to Receive the Argus II “Bionic Eye” appeared in the May/June issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.
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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 was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

 

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned nine 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.

 

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

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Miami Lighthouse was the recipient of the 2013 Switchboard Miami All Star Most Valuable Non-Profit Award.

 

2013 and 2014
Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner of the Marlins Foundation and has received over $50,000 in charitable donations from the team to underwrite the cost of providing vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses to underserved inner-city schoolchildren who receive eye care through our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program.

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

   
 
 

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