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.
Help Little Lights Finish 2023 Strong!
The end of the year is a critical time for Little Lights
With your support, Little Lights is able to continue our work and commitment to love, learn, and lead in our communities in 2024. And with a $40,000 matching funds offer from generous donors, the impact of your gift will be multiplied! When you make a gift on Giving Tuesday or in the final days of 2023, your tax-deductible end-of-year contribution will have an even greater impact!
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.
Celebrating Rising Leaders and Lasting Impact at the 2023 Little Lights Benefit
Thank you for helping us exceed our goal!
On October 28th, we gathered at the Little Lights Benefit to celebrate those whose lives have been profoundly impacted by Little Lights as students and have returned as adults to be full-time staff members and leaders. Together, we were able to unlock $50,000 in matching funds and raise a grand total of $216,000! Each dollar will directly fund our holistic programs.
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.