Last month at the Kennedy Center, Steve Park, our Founder and Executive Director, accepted the John Thompson, Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award at Georgetown University’s 16th annual Let Freedom Ring concert.  During the concert, which honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Steve’s sacrificial service and dedication to the community  was formally recognized.

Before the concert, Georgetown hosted a private reception decorated with a collection of pictures and testimonials from former Little Lights students and members of the community. Throughout the evening, invitees were able to reflect on Dr. King’s commitment to social justice while also exploring the impact Steve and Little Lights have made on DC’s public housing communities for more than two decades.

Georgetown awards the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award to emerging local leaders to reinforce the university’s commitment to engagement within Washington, D.C., and to identify the city’s most inspirational community leaders who are working to solve key issues.

Steve’s acceptance of the award marks the start of a one year partnership with Georgetown University, allowing Little Lights to leverage the expertise and resources of the university to enhance and strengthen its efforts within DC’s most vulnerable communities.

Thank you to everyone who shared in commemorating this special moment with Steve and Little Lights.