We never lose sight of our mission.

Vibrant Works, formerly known as San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired, is a private, nonprofit 501(C)3 organization empowering people with vision loss since 1933. We provide rehabilitation services and employment for people who are blind and vision impaired.

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Vibrant Works began as a small sewing plant on the south side of San Antonio.

Today, we’re one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation. We’re also Texas’ largest manufacturer of U.S.-made military apparel and the most robust provider of independent living skill programs for all ages and stages of vision loss.

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Our Services

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Our manufacturing operation supports our nation’s military efforts. We are ISO9001 and AS9100 certified,  ensuring top quality management systems for manufacturing and aerospace industries.

What we do:
We manufacture office supplies,
military helmet chin straps and textile apparel, spill kits and absorbent products, and floorboards for KC-135 cargo planes.
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Vocational & Independent Living Rehabilitation

Our services team provides vocational and technology training as well as independent living rehabilitation services that increase the independence of individuals with vision loss.

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Our stores operate under the AbilityOne Program, which helps blind and disabled employees nationwide find jobs. The AbilityOne program also partners with nonprofits to provide AbilityOne products made by people who are blind and disabled to the federal government at fair market prices. Located in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

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Our Board of Directors

Susan Crumrine, Chairperson of the Board

Paula Miles, Vice Chair
Edward Johnson, Secretary
Heather Hanson, Chair, Governance Committee
Mary Goebel, Chair, Finance Committee
Marco Aldaz, Past Board Chair
Sabrina Calloway
Dr. James Elledge
Julie Eversole

Brad Freeman
Dr. John Garr
Monica Hayes
Bruce Hooper
Judy Hooper
Natalie Kuhn
Laura Mason
John McLeod
Tom Stringfellow
Gail Walden

Our Leadership

Cindy Watson, President and CEO

Anita Carrasco, Executive Office Manager
Brad McKnight, Vice President of Operations
Gaye Preston, Chief Financial Officer

Tiffany Walker, Vice President of Services
Andrea Salinas, Vice President of Human Resources
Eric Muenchow, Vice President of Information Technology
Shane Steele, Director of Business Development and Sales

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While our products and employment opportunities may have changed over time, our focus on improving the lives of people with vision loss has remained steadfast.

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