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It's Possible to See Without Sight™

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Courage, Positivity and Mindset Facing Ocular Illness with Virginia Jacko President and CEO Of Miami Light House.

 

Inclusive communities | Interview with Virginia Jacko

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Blind, Visually Impaired Kids Experience Marlins Park

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Virginia Jacko speaks on NPR about Presidential Candidates Websites not being accessible to the Blind.

 

Accessible Election Websites

 

Miami Lighthouse For The Blind Kids Get Special "Touch Tour" Of Marlins Park

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ONG de Miami trata que sitios de Internet se incluya en Ley para discapacitados

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ONG para invidentes descubre precandidatos demócratas no tenían su sitio de internet apto para ellos

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La historia de Silvio Plata: un hispano escritor, músico y sobreviviente de un cáncer que lo dejó ciego desde pequeño

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Miami Teen to Compete in National Braille Challenge

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Blind preschoolers help prep father's faces for shaving

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Miami Lighthouse Mobile Eye Unit

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Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Educator Inspires Students by Example

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Health Channel featuring President & CEO Virginia Jacko and Publisher of Miami Kids Magazine Karla Richey.

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La tecnología de punta que ayuda a los invidentes a integrarse.

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Miami Lighthouse Art Walk Featured on NBC 6

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Alertan sobre los peligros del reto Bird Box

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Inauguran centro para niños invidentes en la Pequeña Habana

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How Virginia Jacko became the President and CEO of Miami Lighthouse

Click here how Virginia Jacko became the President and CEO of Miami Lighthouse. Video produced by the Plaza Health Network Foundation as part of their 9th Annual Women of Distinction & Caring Luncheon.

Raquel Van Der Biest del Miami Lighthouse nos habla sobre la gran misión de ayudar a las personas invidentes.

 

President and CEO Virginia Jacko is interviewed by Miami Rescue Mission radio station

 

Election System Security, Mental Health App KlickEngage, And Making Websites ADA Compliant

Organización benéfica de Miami ofrece esperanza

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President & CEO Virginia Jacko interview on DJ Laz Hits 97.3 Morning Show as part of Miami Lighthouse receiving Miami New Times 2018 Best of Miami Award

 

WLRN Sundial interview of Miami Lighthouse music instructors about a new musical score to The Great Train Robbery, the iconic silent film, performed at Music Under the Stars on May 16th 2018.

Miami Lighthouse Band

Are you looking for amazing music for your next event? Look No Further...The Miami Lighthouse Band. World Class Musicians. Big Band Sound.

Book the band for Corporate Events, Weddings, and Charity Events.For booking information call Miami Lighthouse at 305.856.4176 or email vjacko@miamilighthouse.org.

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Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program

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¿Existe una terapia que le recupera la visión a un niño no vidente?

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Technology Provides Opportunities For Visually Impaired in South Florida

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'UnSeen - Interpretations with the Visually Impaired' is an innovative effort to include the blind community in Miami Art Week

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'You Don't Need Your Eyes To See' The UnSeen Art Installation

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2017 White Cane Day

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Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired featured on CSPAN

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen congratulates Miami Lighthouse for our new Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.

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Graduation of first Lighthouse Learning Center for Children Pre-K

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Assisting The Blind

Virginia Jacko On New Pre-K Program For The Visually Impaired.

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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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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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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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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"

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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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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

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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

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Así luce la víctima del caníbal de Miami

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Spotliteradio.com Interviews Virginia Jacko

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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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Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Production Program on hispanic television

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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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Comcast Newsmakers- Miami Lighthouse/PhilADthropy

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Blind Children Soak Up The Seaquarium

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The Blind Visionary Interview

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News and Views Interview of Virginia Jacko

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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.

Comcast Newsmakers: Interview with Virginia Jacko

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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 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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Parent Testimonials

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful work that you do with my son Erick. May God bless him."
- Greila

"Miami Lighthouse for the Blind has changed the lives of my family and our daughter. Without your support and constant encouragement, raising an infant who is visually impaired would be overwhelming, scary and clouded with sadness. Instead, our family feels privileged to be able to be a part of this incredible organization, thanks to our daughter. She is currently enrolled at the school and has participated in the infant programs - the effort and individual attention you provide to the families and students goes beyond an individual job description and salary - the drive comes solely from their passion to service those who are often overlooked in our society. I cannot thank you enough for your dedication."
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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 12 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.

Miami Today

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

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.

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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