THE CHICAGO LIGHTHOUSE: LEADING WITH KNOWLEDGE-BASED JOBS

Since 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired has been one of the nation’s most comprehensive organizations serving people who are blind, visually impaired, and disabled, including veterans. While the Chicago Lighthouse has seen its share of history – including two World Wars and global pandemics –it’s made history of […]

COMMUNITY SERVICE – PART 2

Employees at NIB associated nonprofit agencies take great pride in the work they do, particularly on behalf of the military and veterans. But their pride — and interests — don’t stop when the workday ends. For many, employment at NIB associated agencies empowers them to not only live more independent lives, but to make meaningful […]

COMMUNITY SERVICE – PART 1

Employees at NIB associated nonprofit agencies take great pride in the work they do, particularly providing SKILCRAFT® products and services to the military and veterans. But their pride — and interests — don’t stop when the workday ends. For many, employment at NIB associated agencies empowers them to not only live more independent lives, but […]

Texas Native Cindy Watson Returns Home

Cynthia Watson would take exception to Thomas Wolfe’s assertion that you can’t  go home again. The Texas native is indeed back home as president and CEO of the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, where she is making history herself as both the first female president and CEO and the first president […]

NIB Releases 2021 Annual Report

Throughout fiscal year 2021, NIB and its associated nonprofit agencies found themselves in a place few expected as continuing uncertainty and disruption required that they Adapt and Advance in the face of the lingering coronavirus pandemic. Yet despite the challenges of COVID-19, NIB made significant progress in enhancing the independence of Americans who are blind. […]

NIB Products Manager Dispels Myths

NIB Textiles Product Manager Donielle Lorelli recently penned a blog article for SEAMS, a proponent of the Made in America movement that deems itself the “association and voice of the U.S. sewn products industry.” The association provides an opportunity each month for members of the millennial generation to share their thoughts on the SEAMS blog. […]

Educating Employers to Build Careers

Doug Goist, workforce development program manager for NSITE, National Industries for the Blind’s (NIB) talent management enterprise, spoke with Shelly Howser, host of the Disability Talks: Don’t Dis My Ability podcast for Abilities in Motion in November and December 2021. Abilities in Motion, located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, offers services, education, and advocacy for more […]

Happy Holidays from NIB!

As 2021 draws to a close, NIB and its nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies wish you and yours a pleasant holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2022. The NIB Connection will return on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

NIB Hosts Orientation for New Agency Executives

Last week, NIB hosted 26 new associated nonprofit agency leaders at NIB headquarters for New Executive Orientation (NEO). NIB hosts NEO each year to provide new members of the executive teams at associated agencies an introduction to NIB senior leadership and other key stakeholders, as well as an overview of how NIB can support their […]

Quality Work Environment Improves Workplaces

Launched in June 2010, the Quality Work Environment (QWE) program is an initiative of the U.S. AbilityOne Commission® that focuses on skill development and upward career mobility for employees who are blind. Recognizing that dynamic work environments require a flexible and continuous approach to improvement, the AbilityOne Commission developed the QWE program to help NIB […]