The second annual Do More 24 crowdfunding campaign powered by United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) raised more than $1.1 million in online donations, cash prizes, bonus funds and in-kind support for more than 560 nonprofits serving the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland. […]
Little Lights offers tutoring, mentoring, and a Saturday drop in program from children (DiP). This is the program Mark and I first began volunteering with in 2009. DiP quickly became the highlight and most thought-provoking aspect of our weekends.
Living in public housing with an income of 9-thousand a year, are the realities for many families in the District. Rather than choosing a dark path filled with drugs and violence, Little Lights Urban Ministries is shining the way to a brighter future for young children and their families in Southeast by Paying it Forward.
Children play outside Potomac Gardens. A program called Little Lights Urban Ministries works with children in the housing development, providing tutoring, mentoring, and after-school support. Several residents also volunteer with the program, which is an example of community supports that have developed around traditional public housing complexes.
For more than 12 years, Little Lights Urban Ministries has been a bright light in one Southeast community. Nestled in the affluent Capitol Hill neighborhood, Little Lights reaches out to kids living in the Potomac Gardens and Hopkins Housing projects.