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Proyecto Visión:
What's New

The Project Vision website is constantly being improved, updated, and added to. You can see our updates here and/or subscribe to our RSS feed. icon for rss feed

January 13, 2009

We have added a new scholarship for students who have cystic fibrosis. While the application deadline for this year has already passed, it is an anual scholarship and will be available again for 2010. Read about it on our scholarships page.

January 12, 2009

The Marriott Scholars Program offers up to $9,000 per year for 4 years to undergraduate students. Learn more about it on our scholarship opportunities page.

January 12, 2009

The United State Department of Agriculture is looking for people to fill various positions in different places around the country. See our Job Listings for more information.

January 8, 2009

Thisabled Nation (which we listed below yesterday) has launched a petition to submit to incoming President Obama to increase the employment of people with disabilities in the government. Read more about it on our Announcements page.

January 8, 2009

On January 15th there will be a free web chat for students with disabilities who want to learn more about studying abroad. Get more information about it from our Events page.

January 8, 2009

ADAPT is hosting a national youth summit in June. Learn more about this opportunity to learn from this famously successful activist organization on our Educational Opportunities page.

January 7, 2009

Thisabled Nation is a great website that talks about the issues that people with disabilities face. It includes a variety of entertaining information presented as blogs, comic strips, and videos. Read more about it on our Latino Resources page.

January 6, 2009

Audacity Magazine is a magazine that includes many articles written by and for people with disabilities that touch on issues, current events, personal stories, and more. EndeavorFreedom.Tv is media outlet for vidoes, music, and more, also by and for people with disabilities. Read more about both in the Disability section of our Latino Resources page.

January 5, 2009

VSA arts is looking for young playwrights who are writing about disability. To read more about their search and the award they are offering, check out our Grants and Awards page.

December 31, 2008

There is a job opening at the EPA for an administrative position. Read more on our job listings page. Happy New Year!

December 29, 2008

The Society for Disability Studies will be awarding emerging scholars in Disability Studies with the Irving K. Zola award. Read more about it on our Grants and Awards Opportunities page.

December 24, 2008

There is a great summer study abroad program in Costa Rica for young people with disabilities. We have just added information about it to our educational opportunities page!

December 24, 2008

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commision has a new factsheet for youth that is very informative. Learn more on our Professional Development Resource page.

December 24, 2008

We have added information about scholarships being offered by Read more about them on our scholarships page.

December 23, 2008

There are job openings at the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, CA. Learn more about them on our list of job openings.

December 23, 2008

There is a great new series of articles about mental health and Latino and Asian immigrants. More information about it is available on our Announcements page.

December 22, 2008

We have added another scholarship for students who plan to study in one of the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Read more about "MUST" on our scholarships page.

December 22, 2008

We have added a new resource for high school students who want to go to college. More information about this website, "Going to College," is available on our Disability Resources page.

December 19, 2008

We have updated the information about the Entry Point! internship program. Most notably, we now strongly encourage applicants to apply by January 16th, to ensure that they be considered for all internships. We also added information about the NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP). See the Internship Opportunities page for more information.

December 10, 2008

A new summer program for high school students who are blind or have low vision has been added to our educational opportunities list. Read more about the NFB Youth Slam.

December 9, 2008

Proyecto Visión Director Kathy Martínez was profiled in Impact Magazine! Read more about it on our Events/Announcements page.

December 4, 2008

We added an internship at Canadian financial institution BMO to our internship list. We also added the Mays Mission scholarship to our scholarship list.

December 3, 2008

We added a job for an Institutional Capacity Builder with speciality in Visual Impairment in Bolivia to our job listings page. Go there to learn more about it and other job openings that are available.

December 2, 2008

The National Federation of the Blind sponsors thirty scholarships for blind students. Read more about it on our scholarship opportunities page. We also have a new brochure: you can download and print out a copy in English or Spanish

December 1, 2008

Two announcement have been added to our Events/Announcement page. Most notably is the upcoming International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We also added a link to a list of scholarships for people with blood disorders on our Scholarship Search Links page.

November 26, 2008

Three more educational opportunities have been added for disabled high school students who plan to go to college: College Bound in Virgina, Explore Your Future in New York, and the Youth Leadership Forum in California. Read more about them on our Educational Opportunities page.

November 25, 2008

We have added the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) to our Internship Opportunities page.

November 24, 2008

Two great new resources, "Latino College Dollars" and the "Hispanic Magazine Guide to the Top 25 Colleges for Hispanics" have been added to our Scholarship Search Links page. We have also added the Bubel/Aiken grant for organizations working to include children with developmental disabilities to our Grants and Awards page.

November 17, 2008

Two new scholarships, one from "Through the Looking Glass" and another from "USA Funds for Access," have been added to our Scholarships Opportunities Page.

November 12, 2008

Proyecto Visión is now on Facebook. Whenever something is added to, we will also tell you about it on Facebook. By signing up as a fan of our organization, you can also use Facebook to contact us or to participate in our online forum. Check it out!

November 11, 2008

We have added an announcement about the Pacific Rim conference on disabilities. To read more, see our Events/Announcements page...

November 7, 2008

Proyecto Visión now has a YouTube channel. 1200 people have already watched "Dana's Story!"

October 8, 2008

On our Events/Announcement page, we added a link to an article about the voting rights of people with mental health disabilities. Read more...

October 2, 2008

The Environmental Protection Agency has many job openings, some of them entry level, at its Southwest Regional Office based in San Francisco, CA. Learn more about those openings on our Job Opportunities page.

September 30, 2008

The Fall 2008 newsletter is now online. You can also see our new Success Stories, including our first video.

September 25, 2008

You can now subscribe to Proyecto Visión's e-newsletter. Just follow this link or complete the subscription form on our home page.

September 18, 2008

Several new scholarships have been added to our Scholarship Opportunities page. We have also added information about a contest for students who creatively approach how to solve accessibility barriers. Check out our Grants and Awards page for more details.

September 11, 2008

There will be a series of campus recruiting events in September and October with major employers looking to hire students with disabilities. Learn more about these events on our Events/Announcements page.

September 8, 2008

A new section on the site is being worked on entitled "Educational Opportunities." It is a calendar similar to our Scholarship Opportunities page, but instead of scholarships, it has camps, training programs, and study abroad programs specifically designed for students with disabilities. It is still a work in progress, but you can still check out the information we have already placed about a number of exciting porgrams.

August 29, 2008

We have added an announcement of a new publication, published by the National Council of La Raza, about Latinos in the United States workforce. Check it out and download the complete report from our Latino Community Resources section.

August 28, 2008

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange is conducting a survey about people with disabilities and foreign language learning. Read more on our Events/Announcements page.

August 27, 2008

For the coming summer (2009), there will be a study abroad program in Peru focusing on disability issues. Read more about it on our Events/Announcements page.

August 26, 2008

Several awards are available for disability leaders and organizations. Ones recently listed include the Courage Center and Hearne awards. See our Grants Opportunities page for more information.

August 21, 2008

All of the scholarship has been translated into Spanish. See our Spanish Scholarship Opportunities page.

August 19, 2008

There is an opening for a job at Mobility International, USA. See our Opportunities page for more information.

August 13, 2008

There is a great new opportunity listed for emerging leaders in the disability community. See our Events/Announcements page for more information.

August 11, 2008

There are two new job openings listed. One is at the Council for Exceptional Children and the other is at the Inland Empire Health Plan.

July 14, 2008

Information about the best large employers for people with disabilities has been added to our Job Search Links. There are also two new job openings at the ILRCSF in San Francisco, CA.

July 7, 2008

A great book for disabled women about pregnancy and birth has been added to our Disability Resources.

July 7, 2008

There is now a "How to use this website" page that provides users with a detailed map of this website.

July 3, 2008

Project Vision now has a Site Map to help you find resources more quickly.

July 3, 2008

The "Resources" section has been reorganized. The biggest change is the creation of two new lists: Professional Development & Continuing Education, containing resources for Latinos with disabilities looking for employment, and Employer, Trainer, and Career Center Resources, that has information for people who want to help Latinos with disabilities find jobs. Also, the Government Resources, while still listed separately, are now also listed in the other resource sections when appropriate -- making it easier than ever to find the information you are looking for.

June 26, 2008

Two new job openings were added to our Job Listings. Active Voice is looking for an Operations Manager, and the DBTAC: Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is looking for a new Assistant Director. Get more details...

June 23, 2008

The Scholarship Opportunities page has been completely updated. It now lists over 70 scholarships and is organized to be a calendar, showing scholarships based on their approaching application deadlines. Check it out...


June 23, 2008

Scholarship Search Links is a new page providing links to other organizations that list scholarships. Those links allow you to look for regional scholarships that are not linked to on our own Scholarship Opportunities list. Take a look...


June 23, 2008

The Internship Opportunities page has been updated. It now has an organized list of internships and at the same time has links to other organizations that can help you find internships.  Read more...