The LightHouse

The LightHouse after-school program has provided academics and enrichment opportunities to economically disadvantaged students for 30 years.


Our motto to each student served is, “Once a LightHouse Kid, Always a LightHouse Kid.”

Our Model

We seek to eliminate poverty through education. A center of community life since 1989, The Volunteers of America LightHouse is a beacon of hope to many children, teens and their families. Our goals are educational achievement, economic self-sufficiency and faithful citizenship. 

There is no such thing as no homework! – Site Coordinator, the LightHouse. 

For high school students, Teen Club program operates during later hours and provides programming targeted to high school students such as seminars on college/financial aid, STDs, personal hygiene, drug/alcohol abuse, career and further education opportunities, etc.


For the 2017-18 school year, the LightHouse Program served 513 children. Of those, 90% lived in poverty and 72% lived with a single parent or guardian. 


average GPA for LightHouse students.


of LightHouse students stayed in school


of seniors had a plan for college, work or the military after graduation

Funding Partners