College and Career Readiness helps students gain skills and knowledge to navigate their postsecondary endeavors through one-to-one tutoring, college planning, and job training.
The College and Career Readiness Program offers wrap-around support for teens living in Potomac Gardens, Hopkins, and Benning Terrace public housing communities as they prepare for life after high school–whether that means college, learning a trade, or even military service.
We meet with middle and high school students weekly and throughout the summer, providing one-to-one tutoring, financial aid and college planning, and guidance through DC’s high school lottery process, and the college application process.
Students at Little Lights face systemic barriers to college access and finding a job. Our goal is to provide an ongoing support system to help remove many of the obstacles that keep low income students stuck in a cycle of poverty.