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Chaz wraps up summer of giving back

Chaz wraps up summer of giving back

This is Chaz Davis’ final week as a Social Work Intern at the Center, and Director Julie Deden marked the occasion with a short ceremony and presentation of a thank-you card, followed by cookies. “I joined the blind community four years ago, though not by choice,” Chaz told staff and students this morning. “But I… Continue Reading Chaz wraps up summer of giving back

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Everybody Loves the #WesternWelcomeWeek Parade! #ShareLittleton

Everybody Loves the #WesternWelcomeWeek Parade! #ShareLittleton

Staff and students of the Colorado Center for the Blind, as well as members of the NFB of Denver Chapter once again marched in the Littleton Western Welcome Week Parade on August 18. From Eileen, 92, to our favorite toddlers, Mason and Jackson with their parents, and all five of the Batron kids it was… Continue Reading Everybody Loves the #WesternWelcomeWeek Parade! #ShareLittleton

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No power, no phone, nobody present on Friday, August 24: Construction to shut us down for the day

A smiling Julie holds a piece of broken red brick as she stands in front of a wall of black-and-white photos.

That’s right, as part of our parking lot construction project, power will be cut to the building on Friday, August 24 so that the new, entirely underground electricity cables can be linked up to the building and Xcel Energy’s trunk line. That means more than just no lights, which isn’t a big deal to us… Continue Reading No power, no phone, nobody present on Friday, August 24: Construction to shut us down for the day

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Eric Duffy tells his story in Philosophy class

Eric Duffy tells his story in Philosophy class

He was in the neighborhood, so he stopped by for a visit. Eric Duffy, a long-time member of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), spoke to our Philosophy class recently when he came to visit the Center. Duffy, who was visiting his brother and family in Colorado Springs, previously served as the President of… Continue Reading Eric Duffy tells his story in Philosophy class

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Is summer really coming to an end? Our Summer Earn and Learn Students finish up their jobs Friday! #ShareLittleton

Beth at the coffee machine behind the counter at Dirt Coffee

Yes, summer is racing to its conclusion, especially for our Summer Earn & Learn students. for the past two weeks these high school-aged students have been work and getting paid. For many, it’s the first job they’ve had. For others, like Beth in the photo above, it’s her first job since becoming blind a year… Continue Reading Is summer really coming to an end? Our Summer Earn and Learn Students finish up their jobs Friday! #ShareLittleton

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Please Bear with Us – It sure Ain’t Paradise, So We’re Rebuilding It, Not Just Paving It!

Damaged pavement on the East side of the parking lot

We hope you’ll bear with us this summer with a project that will result in some dust, noice and truck traffic on neighborhood streets. Construction caution fencing is already going up around our parking lot as a projected 87-day construction project begins today. As the photos show, the Colorado Center for the Blind’s parking lot… Continue Reading Please Bear with Us – It sure Ain’t Paradise, So We’re Rebuilding It, Not Just Paving It!

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Letter to friends and supporters from President of the NFB of Colorado, Scott C. LaBarre and the Executive Director of CCBJulie Deden

Letter to friends and supporters from President of the NFB of Colorado, Scott C. LaBarre and the Executive Director of CCBJulie Deden

Editor’s Note: This letter has been widely distributed this week, but we decided to risk repeating ourselves by posting it here because we very much hope you will join us for the NFB of Colorado Comcast 6 Dot Dash on Sunday. It’s going to be a lot of fun! Dear Family and Friends, In recent… Continue Reading Letter to friends and supporters from President of the NFB of Colorado, Scott C. LaBarre and the Executive Director of CCBJulie Deden

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Kansas Comings & Goings Today at CCB

Luther Fuller of Kansas reading Braille before the National Braille Challenge

The NFB of Kansas President dropped by for a quick visit and tour this afternoon. Tom Page and his friend Nicole are in the area with Tom’s string band, the Haymakers. They played in Colorado Springs last night and will be in Denver at Cervantes’ Other Side tonight. Though a number of Kansas students have… Continue Reading Kansas Comings & Goings Today at CCB

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Blind people need to know about colors too, & Other First-day-of-summer Lessons

Blind people need to know about colors too, & Other First-day-of-summer Lessons

That was one of the first lessons of the first day of summer for Confidence Camp kids this morning. “If someone asks you what your backpack looks like, what are you going to tell them?” the lesson continued. Yes, Monday began with learning for the 10 5 to 12-year-olds. It went on from there, including… Continue Reading Blind people need to know about colors too, & Other First-day-of-summer Lessons

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