Little Lights works with children and families in public housing complexes in the District of Columbia. In their communities, average household income is about $12,000 and the struggles of life and disconnect from the rest of the city weigh heavily on children. Little Lights’ spaces at their office in Eastern Market and within public housing facilities provide a safe, engaging, Christ-focused haven from the challenges of a difficult neighborhood.
Little Lights tutors and mentors supply the hope, inspiration, and encouragement to succeed in school, stay out of trouble, and shoot for a better life in the next generation. Several of Little Lights’ staff members came through the program as children and have graduated from college. Little Lights also supports families in the public housing projects with food and diapers, parenting and job training, a social enterprise, and a community of care.
National’s support is enabling Little Lights to expand a new ministry center on Alabama Ave. SE and multiply its mentoring program, so that more and more students can have one on one role models. You are welcome to join the mentoring program, tutor on weekdays, cook food or teach music. Please pray for a brighter future for these young neighbors.