Chicago Lighthouse Creates Varied Employment Opportunities
An accomplished legal practitioner with over 20 years of legal practice in Cook County, Megan Goldish has served as a judge at the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago for nearly a decade. In this role, she presides over a high-volume domestic violence court call, overseeing criminal, civil, felony, and misdemeanor cases. As a way of demonstrating her lifelong civic involvement and dedication to the community, Judge Megan Goldish is also the president of the junior board of the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind.
The Chicago Lighthouse has a portfolio of social enterprises, including clock manufacturing facilities, retail convenience stores, and customer care centers in Chicago. These enterprises collaborate with the federal government and businesses throughout the city to promote equitable access to employment opportunities.
People who are affected by vision impairment and those who have lost their vision completely are the beneficiaries of the Chicago Lighthouse programs. The organization aims to promote financial independence among these population groups in Chicago by assisting them in getting jobs.
According to the Chicago Lighthouse website, the social enterprises connected to the organization and its business partners are experiencing significant success. Every year, the clock manufacturing facilities produce over 200,000 wall clocks, while its call centers handle about 20,000 customer calls daily.