About Carroll Alumni
The Carroll Alumni initiative is committed to providing our clients with the opportunity to create meaningful connections, receive helpful resources and networking opportunities, attend special events, and so much more! Facilitated by Michelle Georges, Development & Events Coordinator and Carroll Center alumna, this program aims to foster an ongoing connection with the Carroll Center community that will support alumni on their journey with vision loss.
Michelle Georges, Carroll Center Alumna and Development & Events Coordinator
“As someone with a visual impairment, I went through life struggling to keep up with much of the world around me. Considering I had never met someone else with a VI, I felt as though I had to go through this journey alone. Everything changed when I discovered The Carroll Center for the Blind community. Today, I am lucky to be part of the amazing team at the Carroll Center, which gives me the opportunity to connect with fellow individuals with visual impairments and learn how we can best support each other on our unique journeys.”
In-Person & Virtual Events
The Carroll Alumni initiative hosts a variety of in-person and virtual events on a regular basis to create a platform for members to connect, learn, and build a sense of community. Ideas for new events and topics for webinars will be gathered from Carroll Alumni members to ensure we offer opportunities that are helpful to our alumni.
Resources for Alumni
Carroll Alumni members are invited to come back for more advanced technology training by choosing from a variety of remote and in-person offerings. One of our most popular programs for alumni is the five-week Screen Reader User Tester Training (SRUTT) program which prepares graduates for a rewarding career in Digital Accessibility.
Employment Training & Support
The Carroll Center for the Blind offers a variety of services for alumni to achieve the goal of employment. Whether you have a long work history or have never worked before, our staff can help you develop the adaptive skills needed to present yourself to employers and find satisfying work options. On-the-job internships are available in a wide variety of industries and businesses and provide the opportunity to develop skills and confidence while job searching.
SailBlind is a recreational sailing program for persons who are blind or visually impaired (ages 18+) hosted by The Carroll Center for the Blind. No sailing experience is necessary to participate. Whether you are just looking to go for a boat ride, want to receive sailing instruction and hands on experience, or would like to refine your prior sailing skills and knowledge, we welcome all skill levels to join in on the fun!
We Want to Hear from You
The Carroll Alumni program is driven by you, our clients. Please use the link below to submit ideas for events and sign up to receive invitations and other Carroll Center updates.
For more information or questions about the Carroll Alumni program, please contact Michelle Georges, Carroll Center alumna and Development & Events Coordinator. Michelle can be reached via email or by phone at 617.969.6200 x 237.