Spiritual Life Coaching at the Family Center

Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 08:27 AM


New this fall at the Family Center, we are offering a life coaching program for young adults in the community.

Karmen Taylor, Hopkins Center Program Manager, and Ray Nelson, a frequent speaker at the Gathering, are meeting one-to-one with young adults and helping them discern what God has for them vocationally, relationally, and spiritually.

Karmen is meeting individually with six young women, several of whom work at Little Lights, for an hour each week. Together they are discussing spirituality and salvation, taking personality assessments, and working through educational and career goals.


Ray will be meeting with several of the men on the Clean Green Team to study the Bible together.

This is an exciting new step for the Family Center, and one that will allow us to invest more deeply and more personally into the future of our community.

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Back to Reading & Math Heroes

Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 04:48 PM


It is back to Reading and Math Heroes for 50 of our students and their volunteer tutors!

Through one-to-one time with personal tutors, Reading and Math Heroes aims to help students develop grade level math and literacy skills.

For many of the kids, their favorite part of Reading and Math Heroes is the time they get to spend with their tutors.  Many tutors have worked with the same student for a few years and consequently have become good friends and mentors to the kids.

These tutors invest so much time and care into our students and we are grateful for the impact they are having. We’re looking forward to a great year together! 

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A winning evening - the Little Lights Benefit 2014: Game On!

Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 08:32 AM

A new location, a new theme, and a great group of people made for a hugely successful Little Lights Benefit 2014: Game On!

With 300 guests in attendance, we had a full house and an energetic crowd.


Our brand new Step Dance Team kicked off the night and got the room ready for the premiere of a new video highlighting a mentoring relationship, a performance by the Little Lights Choir, a testimony from Henry, a Clean Green Team member, and a word from our founder, Steve Park.


And thanks to your generosity, we finished off the night by raising more than $106,000!

That is an incredible help and blessing in our efforts to bring hope, dignity and practical assistance to the kids, adults, and families in our community.

Thank you - to all who attended, participated, and gave generously.


Be sure to check out the full photo album from the evening! 

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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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