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.
Our Annual Christmas Store Is Back
Our goal is to have the Christmas Store fully stocked with 250 gifts by Wednesday, December 8th.
Each year we stock the Little Lights Christmas Store with dolls, scooters, basketballs, and headphones. Parents of our students can come and pick out a gift for each of their children to put under the tree on Christmas morning!
Would you join us in spreading joy and strengthening families this Christmas season?
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.
Join Our Next Session
of Race Literacy 101
Dates: Wednesdays, from March 3rd to May 26th
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Join us on Zoom
Race Literacy 101 educates participants about our country’s history of race and fosters difficult, yet heartfelt and honest, conversations about racism. This 12 week, gospel-centered course includes personal sharing, activities, and classroom style engagement.
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.