Alphapointe's Cornell Williams Featured on Dr. Oz Show

Alphapointe's Cornell Williams Featured on Dr. Oz Show

Cornell Williams, Lead Porter at Alphapointe’s facility in Richmond Hill, N.Y., was featured in a segment on the Dr. Oz Show that aired nationally on Thursday, Oct. 22. Williams, who contracted COVID-19 earlier in the spring through his volunteering activities to bring people food and medication who couldn’t leave their homes, was interviewed by Dr.…

Alphapointe and Rightfully Sewn Partner to Advance Manufacturing in Kansas City

Alphapointe and Rightfully Sewn Partner to Advance Manufacturing in Kansas City

Alphapointe, one of the nation’s largest providers of rehabilitation services and employment for people who are blind, and Rightfully Sewn, which provides specialized seamstress training and products, announced a partnership today to amplify the efforts of both non-profit organizations. Rightfully Sewn was founded in 2015 by current President Jennifer Lapka with a mission to provide…

New Display Showcases History of Serving New Yorkers

New Display Showcases History of Serving New Yorkers

Alphapointe recently unveiled a striking new display in its Richmond Hill, N.Y., facility highlighting portions of the history of serving New Yorkers with vision impairment. The story of programs to employ people who are blind in New York City began with an organization called the New York Association for the Blind (later called The Lighthouse),…

Alphapointe Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Alphapointe Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and Alphapointe, one of the nation’s largest providers of rehabilitation services and employment for people with vision loss, is joining the campaign to raise awareness of the workforce capabilities for people who are blind. Alphapointe employs more than 400 people across the United States, more than half…

Mission Moment: Hard Work Pays Off for Dreams & Aspirations

Mission Moment: Hard Work Pays Off for Dreams & Aspirations

If you’re seeking an inspiration, look no further than Brooke Cottrell. Back in the spring of 2016 she was about to graduate from William Chrisman High School. She asked herself many of the essential questions recent high school graduates ask. Should she go to college? Or start a career? Where should she live? Prior to…

Essential Worker Battles COVID & Comes Back Stronger Than Ever

Essential Worker Battles COVID & Comes Back Stronger Than Ever

They say love is blind – that’s certainly true for Cornell Williams. Born blind, Black and albino, life was never easy. But, every day, Cornell travels from the Bronx to Richmond Hill in Queens, N.Y. (2 hours round trip) to work at Alphapointe. After his labor-intense shifts at a 138,000-square foot manufacturing complex largely comprised…

President Trump Signs Legislation Protecting Jobs for People with Disabilities

President Trump Signs Legislation Protecting Jobs for People with Disabilities

United States President Donald Trump signed legislation today protecting the jobs of more than 2,000 people with disabilities across the nation, many of whom are veterans, including dozens who work at Alphapointe, the largest employer of blind/visually impaired people in both the Kansas City and the New York City metropolitan areas. President Trump signed H.R.…