Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship

Hadley is tremendously grateful to Rick and Sandy Forsythe for founding and generously funding the Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship (FCE).

We also want to recognize numerous other foundations, many of whom continue to support the FCE since its inception. The FCE offers tuition-free, online workshops and competition opportunities that empower adults with vision loss or blindness to thrive at work.

The FCE has sponsored the development of workshops in business and technology skills, business planning and entrepreneurial skills, and the academic training needed to obtain a license to vend on municipal property under the Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program.

Whether you are looking for a job, wanting a better job, or interested in being your own boss, the FCE and Hadley can help you develop the business skills you need to thrive.

  • Improve business skills and employability.
  • Explore the pros and cons of self-employment.
  • Acquire the information needed to start, operate and expand your own business.
  • Network with other blind and visually impaired business owners.

The Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship was developed to address the 70 to 80 percent un- and underemployment rate among people who are blind or have vision loss. Family members who expect to be involved in a family-owned business venture are also invited to take a workshop. Vision Rehabilitation Counselors and other professionals are welcome as well.

Once again, we wish to thank the following donors and sponsors of the FCE:

  • Rick and Sandy Forsythe
  • Teresa R. and Charles H. Cannon, Jr.
  • Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc.
  • Fred J. Brunner Foundation
  • Harry S. Black and Allon Fuller Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
  • Helen Brach Foundation
  • Dr. Scholl Foundation
  • Siragusa Family Foundation
  • Alliant Credit Union Foundation
  • Woodward Charitable Trust

Explore Hadley's online directory of businesses owned or operated by visually impaired individuals.