About Little Lights

Since 1995, Little Lights has been providing holistic support and wrap-around care for under-resourced youth and families in DC. Over the years, we have had the privilege of seeing lives transformed through Little Lights. However, the need in our city continues to be tremendous, particularly in low-income neighborhoods like Ward 7.


of children in Ward 7 live in poverty.


students served through our youth programs.

Building Dreams

In June 2023, through the support of many generous donors, Little Lights secured and paid the down payment for a 6,000 square foot church building in Ward 7, east of the river. This new building will enable Little Lights to expand our work to the neighborhoods in Ward 7, creating space for more students and their families to experience the care and support Little Lights provides.

Our Vision

Our vision is to fully renovate and modernize this building to create a flourishing community center with space to provide our full array of programs in this new neighborhood. We envision a place of compassion, empowerment, and community where joy, hope, and humility find a home and grow to transform lives and the neighborhood. Through this expansion, Little Lights will be able to expand our reach, increase our impact, and sustain our mission.

Vision to Reality

We need your support to multiply the good Little Lights is doing in our nation’s capital. In order to fully purchase, renovate, and equip this building, it will cost $4 million. Would you consider partnering with us in this next chapter of our journey as we expand our reach and impact? The children, youth, and families we serve matter and deserve our best effort. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please reach out via email to shine@littlelights.org.

“Every time I enter the new building, I see different possibilities. Having a space like this, the possibilities are endless and I’m very excited. It’s going to be a lot of hard work, and there is a lot of support that we need, but we’re very excited that we can do something like this in Ward 7 of Washington DC.
It’s going to be very special that we get to do something like this for the families that we serve.”
Our Donors

Thank you to all of the generous individuals who have given to the Space to Shine Campaign so far.

Cornerstone Gift: $250,000+

Major Gift: $100,000 - $249,999
Leadership Gift: $75,000 - $99,999
Partnership Gift: $50,000 - $74,999
Compassion Gift: $25,000 - $49,999
  • Enterprise Foundation
  • Jane Kim
Hope Gift: $10,000 - $24,999
  • Grace Community Church
  • Steve and Mary Park
  • Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation
  • David and Currie Renwick
  • Gordon Wang
  • Matt and Dawn Luecke
Joy Gift: $5,000 - $9,999
  • First Baptist Church of Glenarden
  • Nancy Lam Wong
  • Daniel Brunner and Grace Johnson
  • Charles and Sarah Williams
  • Tina and Sam Yoon
Supporting Gift: $1,000 - $2,499