Future Communities Institute

At the Future Communities Institute, our goal is to focus on improving the fundamental social, health and economic structures; decrease the barriers; and improve supports that allow people to reach their full potential.

 

Big Picture Learning

It is our vision that all students live lives of their own design, supported by caring mentors and equitable opportunities to achieve their greatest potential. We move forward prepared to activate the power of schools, systems & education through student-directed, real-world learning. We are activists.

 

Overbrook School For The Blind

Overbrook School for the Blind (OSB) prepares our students—all of whom are blind, visually impaired or living with other challenges—to have the greatest opportunity to experience active and fulfilling lives. Ours is a school where compassion, dedication, expertise, and instructional excellence are immediately evident.

 

Disability Community Resource Center

The Disability Community Resource Center (DCRC) is a Center for Independent Living dedicated to supporting the equality of life for people with all kinds of disabilities. The goal of our peer-led programs and services is the elimination of economic, social, attitudinal and environmental barriers people with disabilities face in their daily lives.

 

Blind Children's Center

Each year, the Blind Children's Center serves approximately 100 children who are blind or visually impaired and provides an array of support services for more than 350 family members. Our goal is to optimize each child's development and opportunities to lead a meaningful life through a comprehensive program beginning with early intervention, followed by an educational curriculum specifically adapted to the need of each student.

 

Visually Impaired Scholarship Fund

The Visually Impaired Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization which, for more than 30 years, has provided scholarships to deserving visually impaired graduates of the Los Angeles Unified School District to help ease the financial burden of college. Selection of recipients is made by a committee representing teachers, administrators, and parents of students within the Visually Impaired Program of LAUSD.

 

Prevent Blindness Northern California

Prevent Blindness Northern California (PBNC) exists to screen for vision problems in preschool-aged children in the Bay Area, to connect and provide them with better vision care, and improve their ability to learn and grow. PBNC offers child-focused vision screenings, follow-up care, and access to glasses, as well as training and education for health professionals to administer screenings.

 

Draper Richards Kaplin Foundation

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. We believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place.

 

Vista Center

Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired was founded in Palo Alto in 1936. It has grown to become a highly regarded vision loss rehabilitation center serving 3,000+ individuals each year in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties.

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