CARING HOLISTICALLY FOR VULNERABLE YOUTH AND FAMILIES
Little Lights provides long-term, year-round support and services for three public housing communities in Washington, DC. Since 1995, Little Lights has built trusted relationships to provide effective ministry for children, youth, and adults with an array of programs that center academic and youth development, economic empowerment, and relational support.
Little Lights also provides donation-based anti-racism training for the broader community.
Equipping young people to excel in school and in their lives through tutoring, mentoring, and college and career readiness.
Creating financial mobility by hiring from within our focus communities, so that both children and families can thrive.
Educating hundreds of people each year on our country’s history of systemic racial injustice through our Race Literacy 101 course.
Today Is Little Lights Giving Day!
Help us meet our $150,000 goal to support DC students and families!
Today, we are coming together to celebrate and propel our work of empowering underserved youth and families living in DC's public housing communities. Help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 in 24 hours as we continue to empower communities through multigenerational, holistic programs.
Become a mentor today
The goal of Christian mentorship is to support students relationally, spiritually, and emotionally, exposing them to new ways of learning, exploring, and growing. We do this by pairing a Christian volunteer mentor with a student for a one-to-one mentoring relationship.
Volunteers Needed for Little Lights Summer Camp
Serve your DC neighbors this summer by volunteering at Summer Lights, Little Lights' five-week summer camp for youth living in DC's public housing communities. Come for one day or come for all five weeks - we will work with your schedule!
Of students who regularly attend Little Lights see improved reading and math scores
Nutritional meals served to students each year
Graduates of our anti-racism training in 2020
Camille needed a job. After two years living in DC General homeless shelter with her two children, Jaylyn and Jerry, she had finally received a rental voucher and had moved into an apartment in Potomac Gardens public housing. She was starting to get her feet under her, and the next step was to find employment.