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.
Save the Date for Little Lights Giving Day!
Our goal is to raise $130,000 in 24 hours on Thursday, June 16th!
On Thursday, June 16th, we are celebrating our impact by telling the stories of just a few of the people Little Lights has impacted for good. Little Lights is working to combat the systemic structures that create inequity and to equip children and families with the resources and relationships they need to overcome the barriers in their way. Your generosity on Giving Day allows us to sustain our equity-building work — and it helps us unlock three special bonus funds offers presented by our Board of Directors.
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.
Register Today for Shalom as a Decolonizing Worldview Workshop
Saturday, June 25th
Time: 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Location: Join us on Zoom
Shalom as a Decolonizing Worldview will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley and co-hosted by DC Unity and Justice Fellowship. Join us in this two-hour interactive workshop where we will define Shalom from an indigenous perspective, contrast this worldview from a Western perspective, decolonize your own perspective, and describe how to be an ally.
Of students who regularly attend Little Lights see improved reading and math scores
Nutritional meals served to students each year
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.