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October 2018

Christmas Store 2018

October 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - December 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Little Lights Main Center, 760 7th Street, SE
Washington, 20003 United States
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Giving Dignity, Bringing Joy  We have started to stock the shelves of our annual Christmas Store! From December 11th-13th the Family Center in Potomac Gardens will be transformed into the Little Lights Christmas Store, a place where parents or care-takers can select gifts for their children. These gifts strengthen the familial ties in Hopkins, Potomac Gardens, and Benning Terrace and also allow our staff to better acquaint themselves with our students' parents. We hope to collect 250 gifts starting now…

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April 2019

The Literacy Gap: Why does it exist? – At the Little Lights Breakfast

April 25, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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1 in 4 black students in our nation’s capital met expectations in English in the 2017-2018 school year. (The Washington Post)   Join us for our annual Little Lights Breakfast as we delve into the question “Why does the literacy gap exist?” while also exploring a core part of Little Lights mission: bringing high-quality academic programs to our city’s under-resourced students. Over a free hot breakfast, catered by B.Lin Catering, you will hear from a panel of community members and thought…

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September 2019

Race Literacy 101

September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - December 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Little Lights Main Center, 760 7th Street, SE
Washington, 20003 United States
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Little Lights is once again hosting a Race Literacy 101 class this fall starting September 18th.  Slots often fill quickly.  You can register now.   This is an 11 session study and discussion group that will meet together weekly to learn and discuss authentically and thoughtfully on the issue of race and racism in an honest yet grace-filled environment.  The class includes education on the history of the ideology of race, some scripture study, and times for discussion and dialogue.  There will be times of personal sharing, interactive activities, and classroom style…

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Little Lights Benefit 2019

September 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Join us Saturday, September 28th at our favorite event of the year, the Little Lights Benefit, as we imagine a city where parents don't have to choose between buying diapers or food, where every child has access to quality education, and where neighborhood lines aren't drawn by race and class. Together we have the resources to turn all that we imagine into reality, so please join us.   Schedule for the Evening... 6:00pm: Cocktail Hour (cash bar) with live music from The Mercy Band 7:00pm: Seated…

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October 2019

Christmas Store 2019

October 30, 2019 - December 11, 2019
Family Center, 714 12th ST SE #11
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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  We have started to stock the shelves of our annual Christmas Store! For two days the Family Center in Potomac Gardens will be transformed into the Little Lights Christmas Store, a place where parents or care-takers can select gifts for their children. These gifts strengthen the familial ties in Hopkins, Potomac Gardens, and Benning Terrace and also allow our staff to better acquaint themselves with our students’ parents. We hope to collect 250 gifts starting now through Friday, December 6th so that every child in…

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