Kimberly and Dahlia

Meet Graduate Kimberly Graduate Team: Kimberly and DahliaAbout the Team: Dahlia, a yellow female Lab, is Kimberly’s 4th Guiding Eyes dogHometown: Washington, D.C.Training: October 2022 Home Training Kimberly received her first guide dog from Guiding Eyes twenty years ago when she was eighteen. Kimberly grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Wake… Continue reading Kimberly and Dahlia

Christian and Gabe

Meet Graduate Christian Graduate Team:  Christian and GabeAbout the Team:  Gabe, a male yellow Lab, is Christian’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Schenectady, New YorkTraining: October 2022 Home Training Christian was born and raised in San Diego, CA, but moved to upstate New York in 2017, not only for a change in his life direction, but… Continue reading Christian and Gabe

Gwendolyn and Julie

Meet Graduate Gwendolyn Graduate Team: Gwendolyn and JulieAbout the Team: Julie, a female yellow Lab, is Gwendolyn’s 4th Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Essex Junction, VermontTraining: October 2022 On-Campus Training Gwendolyn and her guide dog, Julie, live in Essex Junction in western Vermont. Gwendolyn helps others through her work as an intuitive healer and spiritual counselor. A… Continue reading Gwendolyn and Julie

Melchion and Larson

Meet Graduate Melchion Graduate Team:  Melchion and LarsonAbout the Team: Larson, a male yellow Lab is Melchion’s 1st guide dogHometown:  Freeport, New YorkTraining: October 2022 On-Campus Training Melchion is always busy! He stays active practicing martial arts, running or playing on his Beep Baseball team.  He is a self-employed consultant, testing websites and applications on… Continue reading Melchion and Larson

Krista and VanDyke

Meet Graduate Krista Graduate Team:  Krista and VanDykeAbout the Team:  VanDyke, a male yellow Labrador, is Krista’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  St. Paul, MinnesotaTraining: October 2022 Home Training Krista is originally from North Dakota. This returning Guiding Eyes graduate holds two bachelor’s degrees. The first, a degree in management from Minot State and the second… Continue reading Krista and VanDyke

Justine and Iris

Meet Graduate Justine Graduate Team: Justine and IrisAbout the Team: Iris, a female black Lab, is Justine’s 1st guide dogHometown: Cedar Falls, IowaTraining: October 2022 On-Campus Training Justine is a junior and International Studies major at DePaul University with a minor in Economics. She is interested in pursuing a career in the humanities post-graduation, ideally… Continue reading Justine and Iris

Impact of a Beautiful Partnership

By Melissa Carney Community Outreach & Graduate Support Manager When one’s mission is powerful enough, its impact will touch countless lives, from the goals they set to new triumphs they share.  In May of 2016, I graduated from Guiding Eyes with my first guide dog, a male yellow Labrador named Aron. At that time, I… Continue reading Impact of a Beautiful Partnership

Mastercard’s Continuing Support

Financial Services Company, Mastercard, upholds a commitment to “Doing Well by Doing Good.”  Guiding Eyes was the beneficiary of that philosophy recently when Mastercard was one of the corporate sponsors for our September Wag-A-Thon fundraiser. Their sponsorship culminated October 25th in a volunteer day on our Yorktown campus, as employees from Mastercard hailing from around… Continue reading Mastercard’s Continuing Support

Daniela and Leilani

Meet Graduate Daniela Graduate Team: Daniela and LeilaniAbout the Team: Leilani, a female yellow Lab, is Daniela’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogHometown: Chicago, IllinoisTraining: October 2022 On-Campus Daniela is 31 years old and currently works and resides in Chicago, Illinois. She was born in Virginia, but grew up in Honduras, Central America. She moved to the Chicago… Continue reading Daniela and Leilani

Jose and Ulysses

Meet Graduate Jose Graduate Team:  Jose and UlyssesAbout the Team:  Ulysses, a male yellow Lab, is Jose’s 1st guide dogHometown:  Chicago, IllinoisTraining: September 2022 On-Campus Training Jose is an avid traveler who loves the opportunity to explore new places, with the goal of visiting every state in the U.S. So far, he’s traveled to eight… Continue reading Jose and Ulysses