Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 10:33 AM
After 18 years, Little Lights has a brand-new logo and an entirely new look!
Why the switch? Because we wanted a logo that better reflects the work that we do.
We started out as an organization entirely devoted to helping kids develop academically, and while kids are still a primary focus for us, we have a broader mission now.
Our programs have become more holistic, addressing the needs of kids as well as the needs of the broader community.
The Family Center serves adults by offering diapers, clothing, parenting classes, and job search assistance. Teens gain valuable work experience through our internship programs. And men gain vocational skills through the Clean Green Team, a workforce development program.
We believe this new logo, with multiple flames and colors and a lot of depth, better represents the scope of our work: the many people we serve and the many people who work and volunteer with us.
We will miss our old logo, but we also love our new look – and we hope you do, too.
Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 09:44 AM
Another of our students now has a mentor!
Jerry, a 5th grader who attends Homework Club at the Potomac Gardens Center, was paired with our newest mentor, Kyle. They recently met for the first time and we’re excited to see how their relationship grows from here.
With the addition of Kyle, we now have 29 mentors who invest regularly in one of our students. To have so many caring adults building relationships with kids is tremendous.
Our goal, though, is to pair every one of our close to 100 students with a personal mentor.
If you’re interested in learning about being a mentor, contact Sara James, our Volunteer Coordinator, at .
Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 08:57 AM
Warm weather is here, the daffodils are blooming, and the Clean Green Team is picking up their equipment and starting back to work!
This week they went back to work on the numerous jobs they have accumulated in the Capitol Hill area - and everyone was excited to be back.
As word continues to spread about the Clean Green Team—their hard work, dependability, and quality—we look forward to seeing them grow and gain more jobs around the Hill.
Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 09:42 AM
This past Friday night, more than twenty people supported Little Lights by enjoying a five-course Vietnamese meal from chef Ben Lin!
Ben is the founder of B.Lin Catering, one of Little Lights’ corporate sponsors. B.Lin Catering is known for their popular supper clubs, meals that Ben prepares for a small group of people in his home in Columbia Heights.
They just kicked off a new supper club series that will benefit the work of local nonprofits and charities – and we are excited that they chose Little Lights as the first organization to highlight this past Friday night.
After everyone enjoyed garden rolls and crab cakes and lychee ice cream, Steve Park, our Executive Director, got to share about the work Little Lights is doing and ask that people make a donation towards their dinner.
All of the proceeds from the evening went to Little Lights and in one night we made more than $1,000.
We’re blessed by the partnership of B.Lin Catering and their eagerness to use their gifts and skills to strengthen Little Lights – we owe them a big thank you!