Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

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.

It's Possible to See Without Sight™

601 Southwest Eighth Avenue, FL 33130 · Ph: 305.856.2288 · Fx: 305-285.6967 · info@miamilighthouse.org 

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Miami Lighthouse is among top 1% of nonprofits in the nation

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Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ featured on cover of Miami Kids Magazine

Miami Kids Magazine October-November Issue features our Lighthouse Learning center for Children™. Click here to read all about our Pre-Kindergarten program.

Double your investment in Miami Lighthouse!

The new four-year Wildflower $1 million matching challenge will support visually impaired participants in the Music and Tactile Art Programs at Miami Lighthouse. Click here to learn more.


Upcoming Events

October 15th, 2019 - White Cane Day

Join us on Tuesday, October 15th as we celebrate National White Cane Day at Miami Lighthouse.

 
October 24th, 2019 - See the Light Luncheon

Join us on Thursday, October 24th as we host our See the Light Luncheon.

 
January 25th, 2020 - 90th Diamond Anniversary Celebration

Join us on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 as we host our 90th Diamond Anniversary Celebration.

 

Miami Lighthouse Band

The Miami Lighthouse band or smaller ensembles are available to perform for public and private engagements in the community including weddings, bar mitzvahs, business, government and charity events at reasonable fees. To learn more about our Miami Lighthouse band and musicians click here.


In the News

MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE RATED AMONG TOP 1% OF U.S. CHARITIES BY NATIONAL EVALUATOR CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Miami Lighthouse has received ten consecutive 4-star ratings from the national evaluator Charity Navigator placing us in the top 1% of nonprofits in the nation. There currently is no other nonprofit in Miami-Dade with this coveted distinction. Click here to read the full press release and you can find our rating on Charity Navigator here.

The Miami Lighthouse: An Innovation Engine on CEO Virginia Jacko's Watch

On Virginia Jacko's watch, Miami Lighthouse has truly become an innovation engine, heralded nationally for its leadership and management. Click here to listen to Doug Eadie's popular blog with an interview of CEO Jacko.


Reviewing Websites for Accessibility Compliance

Miami Lighthouse offers website accessibility audits to private and public entities. We recommend solutions for making website content accessible for all users of assistive technologies. Click here to read "Give Visually Impaired Better Internet Access" an op-ed piece by Virginia Jacko in the Miami Herald. Click here to read "Let's Give the Blind Better Access to Online Learning" by Virginia Jacko, an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more about Website and Electronic Information Accessibility Consulting Services offered by Miami Lighthouse click here.

 

 
 
   

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience. Click here for Website Accessibility Statement

   
   
                     
   

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.

 

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

 

Miami Lighthouse has earned the Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.

 

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.

   
                     

 

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

 

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

 

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 Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

   
                   
   

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

 

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

 

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