Charles Allen visits Little Lights!

Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 11:19 AM


Last Friday we had a visit from our Councilmember, Charles Allen!

It was a pleasure to show him around each of our sites and share with him some of the issues facing our particular community.

We’re grateful to have a Councilmember who takes a personal interest in our neighborhood and our work.

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Thanks to one of our Silver Level Sponsors: The Gaskins Team

Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 09:38 AM

image For the third year running, it is our privilege to have the Gaskins Team as a Silver Level Sponsor at the Little Lights Benefit 2014: Game On! 

Andy Biggers and Will Gaskins make up the Gaskins Team, a real estate team based out of Falls Church. Though based in Virginia, they work with buyers and sellers throughout the DC Metro area, from Georgetown to Capitol Hill, Gaithersburg to Oakton. 

One of the top real estate teams in the DC area, the Gaskins Team has been a faithful friend to Little Lights for many years and we are grateful for their ongoing participation in the Little Lights Benefit.

Something of a fixture in the Little Lights community, Andy Biggers currently serves on our board, has been a generous supporter for many years, and has served on the Host Committee for the Little Lights Benefit in the past.

Be sure to give the Gaskins Team a call the next time you need real estate assistance – whether you’re looking for a condo in the city or a house in Maryland, they can help! 

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Homework Club for High Schoolers

Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 01:47 PM


Homework Club is back in full swing at Little Lights and this year we are pleased to be adding a fourth site so that high school students can now participate in our programs!

In the afternoons, the Family Center will be transformed into a Homework Club site for 7th to 12th grade students. In the past we have often lost touch with students once they have moved on to high school, so this year we’re excited to provide a way to keep in close contact with them during their formative teenage years.

For them, Homework Club will function as a drop-in program, where they can stop by whenever they need help with a homework assignment, want to use the computer lab, or just want to talk and get advice from one of the staff members.

This new addition has prompted a few changes at the rest of our sites (most notably that the Little Lights Center is now accepting pre-K students):

Little Lights Center will serve pre-K to 3rd grade students
Potomac Gardens Center will serve 4th to 6th grade students
Family Center will serve 7th to 12th grade students
Hopkins Center will serve K to 6th grade students

At Little Lights we always strive to improve and change to best serve our community and we are excited for all of the possibilities this year holds! 

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A sweet addition to the Little Lights Benefit 2014: District Doughnut

Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 03:17 PM

District Doughnut is back at the Little Lights Benefit 2014: Game On!

For the second year in a row, District Doughnut is serving as a sponsor and graciously donating dessert for our guests to enjoy - this time it’s a trio sampler of mini-doughnuts!

It’s an especially busy season for District Doughnut as the grand opening of their storefront happens next Friday, September 12th! 


All of us at Little Lights couldn’t be happier about their new location on 8th Street, literally right around the corner from our office.

After wildly successful soft openings throughout the month of August, everyone is eager for the grand opening and the ability to visit the store any day of the week for a gourmet doughnut or a fresh cup of Compass Coffee.

Chef Christine, formerly a pastry chef, creates flavors that are a twist on classic favorites: lemon meringue, peanut butter and jelly, mocha crunch, caramel apple streusel, dulce de leche.


No matter the flavor, the consensus is always the same: “that was one good doughnut.”

The Washington Post even agrees, naming them the 2nd best doughnut in DC last year.

District Doughnut has partnered with Little Lights in multiple ways over the past year, making their doughnuts available for several of our events. We are grateful for their friendship and so pleased to be neighbors now, too! 

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