Teens with Visual Impairments Visit iFLY

A Teen to Work Student flying with instructor

Teens with Visual Impairments Visit iFLY   It was a once in a lifetime experience   By Irene Shott-Lopez                         Foundation for Blind Children took both Teen to Work and College Prep, programs for teens with visual impairments, to iFLY located in Scottsdale, Ariz. […]

Jesse Roan Awarded May Star of the Month

“She is absolutely amazing” Foundation for Blind Children paraeducator turned Inventory Manager, Jesse Roan, wins Star of the Month award for the month of May. Jesse joined FBC as a paraeducator. She currently manages FBC’s Media Center’s vast inventory of braille, large print, equipment and more. Her days are filled with ordering supplies to produce […]

Summer SHARP Programs Return

SHARP builds confidence, independence and friendships for kids with visual impairments SHARP programs return for the summer at Foundation for Blind Children. SHARP is designed for kids and teens with visual impairments to develop social skills, independence and confidence. Equally as important, the program connects visually impaired kids with peers just like them through fun […]

Jocelyn Alvarez Medina Awarded April Star of the Month

“Jocelyn is one of the kindest humans I have ever met!” Jocelyn Alvarez Medina, a paraeducator at Foundation for Blind Children, receives FBC’s April Star of the Month award. Jocelyn’s daily tasks as a paraeducator on FBC’s Central campus include working with preschool students during the week. She looks forward to lunchtime most. “It’s nice […]

Foundation for Blind Children Hosts 4th Annual Pillar Awards

The awards recognize stand out staff members during the 2021-2022 school year Foundation for Blind Children hosts 4th Annual Pillar Awards on May 5, 2022. The awards recognize stand out staff members who exemplified FBC’s core values: professionalism, student progress, leadership and development, professional growth and family engagement. These core values separate FBC from other […]

Claire Fineberg Receives March Star of the Month

The Teacher of the Visually Impaired was nominated by her peers, “She goes above and beyond” By: Cara Martinez Foundation for Blind Children Itinerant Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Claire Fineberg, receives March 2022 Star of the Month award. “I was very surprised and not expecting it at all,” says Claire. “There are so many […]

Izan Steps Into His Big Future

The five year old walks for the first time with support from family and FBC staff By: Cara Martinez Foundation for Blind Children student, Izan, joined FBC’s Early Intervention program at three years old after being diagnosed with a Cortical Visual Impairment. He’s now five years old conquering major goals, including taking his first steps, […]

Cameron Smith Receives February Star of the Month

Cameron holds two young students hands as the walk towards the campus at FBC's central campus

The paraeducator was nominated by her peers, “Cammie is always so prepared and beyond enthusiastic to help out anyone anytime.”   By: Cara Martinez   Foundation for Blind Children paraeducator, Cameron Smith, receives February, 2022 Star of the Month award. “I definitely wasn’t expecting it,” says Cameron. “I guess the first thought that went through […]

March for Sight Raises $45,000

Teen girl is thrown in the air at FBC's Central Campus celebrating her team's victory of winning first place and raising $2,166

The month-long challenge covered thousands of miles in addition to raising thousands of dollars for the blind or visually impaired   By: Cara Martinez   Month-long March for Sight challenge raises $45,000 to benefit Foundation for Blind Children’s students and clients experiencing vision loss. March for Sight is an annual fundraiser where participants walk, run […]

Tara Hill Wins 2022 Employee of the Year Award

Tara Hill stands smiling with Employee of the Year Committee after receiving EOY award

Tara was nominated by her colleagues due to her innovation in virtual learning By: Cara Martinez Tara Hill, a Teacher of the Visually Impaired at the Foundation for Blind Children, originally planned to become a doctor. She majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the University of Arizona. During her senior year, she added a […]