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.
Invest in the Future of Little Lights
Help Us Finish 2022 Strong!
As 2022 comes to a close, we are incredibly grateful for the ways we have been able to holistically serve students and families in D.C. public housing communities in the last year. The end of the year is a critical time for Little Lights. With your support, Little Lights can sustain its work of empowering and uplifting families academically, economically, spiritually, and emotionally in 2023. And with a $40,000 matching funds offer from generous donors, your end-of-year contribution will be effectively doubled!
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.
COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
Designing a Future in the Arts: Markeith and Ricky
Markeith, a college student in Little Lights’ Next Step College and Career Program, is currently studying fine arts at Morgan State University. This summer, he completed a month-long virtual Art and Design Internship with Ricky Altizer. Check out reflections on working with Markeith.
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.