The National Federation of the Blind of NJ is helping to change what it means to be blind. With our chapters, divisions, programs, and projects, the NFB of NJ is making the public aware that the real problem concerning blindness is not blindness itself but the lack of knowledge, understanding, and opportunity from our sighted peers. Get involved in the largest organization of the blind in the nation and in the state. Get involved in the NFB of NJ and help us change what it means to be blind.
The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) recently awarded the contract to administer its new Employment, Development, Guidance, and Engagement (EDGE) program to the Family Resource Network (FRN). As we hope most of you are aware, the new EDGE program will be CBVI’s primary, year-round transition program for youth, ages 14-21. We anticipate that EDGE will offer consumers an opportunity for blindness skill development, mentoring, and part-time internships and employment, all of which will enable participants to enter their post-secondary careers ready to engage, flourish, and succeed. In order for the EDGE program to operate well, we will need accomplished blind and vision-impaired people throughout New Jersey to assist our partner organization, the FRN, in multiple ways. To be sure, the FRN will be looking for strong blind and vision-impaired mentors to volunteer, and they may also be seeking several blind and vision-impaired people to join their team as paid staff members. we invite interested blind or vision-impaired people to contact: Greg Makely 35 Beaverson Blvd. Building 11 Brick, NJ 08723 firstname.lastname@example.org 609-468-7420
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Donate your unwanted vehicle to us by clicking: www.carshelpingtheblind.org
or call 855 659 9314
donate used clothing to the National federation of the blind.
Are you or someone you know moving soon or cleaning out some closets? Why not donate your unwanted items to benefit the National Federation of the Blind? We’ll even pick the items up at your home!
To schedule a pick up visit nfbpickup.org
The National Federation of the Blind is an organization of blind people whose purpose is to promote equal opportunity for the blind. Founded in 1940, the Federation has affiliates in every state, Puerto Rico, Washington DC and includes more than 50,000 of the nation's blind.
Dedicated to the complete integration of the blind into society, the Federation works toward the removal of legal, economic, and societal barriers to full participation by blind people in employment, education, recreation, and all other aspects of community life.
The Federation is working to end discrimination by educating the public to new concepts about blindness and the abilities of blind people, offering training and advocacy to blind people and to parents of blind children, and providing job referrals and placements.
The Federation helps the newly blinded to learn the techniques that will enable them to maintain productive lives and informs them of services available from governmental and private agencies and of the laws and regulations concerning the blind.
The National Federation of the Blind is an organization of the blind speaking for themselves.