It Began With
In 1995, while helping run a DC day camp for under-resourced students, our founder Steve Park met an 8th grader named Darrell. That encounter changed the course of Steve's life. When Steve realized Darrell could not read a simple Dr. Seuss book, he was heartbroken and felt a call to spend his life working to help students like Darrell.
Since the beginning, Little Lights has provided sanctuaries of encouragement, hope, and practical assistance to underserved children, youth, and families in Washington, DC with a heart for racial and class reconciliation.