Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages
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Miami Lighthouse serving 26,004 program participants anually

Click here for an overview of our programs and number of annual participants for calendar year 2023.

Miami Lighthouse Receives National Attention as Leader in Website Accessibility

Miami Lighthouse is proud to have been featured in Time, Forbes and Politico as offering to advise the 2022 mid-term campaigns as to the importance of website accessibility.

Click here and read our latest 2023 ADA Compliance Meter Report on Payment Transfer Websites.

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MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE IN THE NEWS

Miami's Oseas De Leon Named to USA Blind Soccer Men's National Team
Click here to read how Oseas De Leon, a Miami resident and Senior Technology Specialist at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, has been selected for the 2024 USA Blind Soccer Men's National Team and is a Paralympic hopeful for the LA28 Paralympic Games.

MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE EARNS 13TH COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Approximately 9,000 charities are evaluated each year by Charity Navigator with less than 1% achieving a perfect overall score of 100. Miami Lighthouse is among the elite 106 that have attained this score. We have also received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings, the highest rating possible. There currently is no other nonprofit in Miami-Dade with this coveted distinction. Click here to read Miami Lighthouse’s Beacon Score. You can find our rating on Charity Navigator here.

Miami Lighthouse Opens Florida’s First CVI Center To Address Pediatric Visual Impairment
Click here to read Forbes story on how Miami Lighthouse recently unveiled its new CVI Collaborative to deal with children diagnosed with cortical vision impairment, the leading cause of pediatric visual impairment.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Miami Lighthouse Legislative Luncheon – July 23rd, 2024

On Tuesday, July 23rd Miami Lighthouse's Legislative Luncheon sponsored by Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman will provide attendees the opportunity to meet and network with local elected officials, Miami Lighthouse Board Directors, and other community leaders.

Young Professionals of the Lighthouse Networker – August 22nd, 2024

On Thursday, August 22nd Miami Lighthouse Young Professionals will host a networking event at SAWA Restaurant & Lounge at Merrick Park.

See the Light Luncheon – November 14th, 2024

Miami Lighthouse's annual See the Light Luncheon will be held at the Historic Biltmore Hotel on Thursday, November 14th. For more information contact Cameron Sisser at csisser@miamilighthouse.org.


Get Involved!

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Employment Opportunities

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AER
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Miami Lighthouse has been continuously accredited by the National Accreditation Council For Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC) since 1978 and The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) since 2017 distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

 

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Florida Heiken Program

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Living with Low Vision

Living with Low Vision?

If you know someone affected by vision loss, check out our virtual "Living with Low Vision" series supported by Florida Blue, visit: https://lighthouseshop.org

 


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Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following

 

AER accredited

Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse received the coveted Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2023 Nonprofit Business Innovative Excellence NOVO Award with an organizational budget of $2 million and above.

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 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.

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.

Apple

Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)

 
 

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.

The Beacon Council

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.

Health Foundation of South Florida

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

Miami Today

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

 
 

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.

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.

PR Week


Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".

 
 
 
 

ABLE United

Miami Lighthouse is proud to be a strategic partner with ABLE United, Florida's disability savings program, to learn more visit www.ableunited.com

 
 
 
 

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