This is our story

parent story

By // April 29, 2016

As part of the LightHouse Holyoke family, this is our story. Last September Faith and I found ourselves at a stand still. We had no school that she could attend and actually stay in. So we searched around and through a good friend we heard of LightHouse. Excited, we scheduled a meeting with Nelson Roman and Josiah Litant. To our … Read More

My Son’s Future

parent testimonial

By // April 20, 2016

My son has been attending lighthouse for almost a whole school year and I just want to say that my worries were over when my son became a student. Being in a regular school setting was extremely hard for my child. His grades were suffering. His anxiety levels were always high. He was sick all the time. I was afraid … Read More

I’m on it.

By // April 13, 2016

My name is Alexis Diaz de Jesus. My story begins in South Holyoke where I’ve realized what’s helpful, and what’s not; who sticks around, and who goes. My biggest lesson so far: The street shows no love. Before coming to LightHouse I was sometimes inappropriate and ignorant. Often I did not respect my elders. But when I came to LightHouse, … Read More

Knowledge is Power

By // April 11, 2016

A couple of weeks ago we were very fortunate to have a visiting lecture from José López, brother of Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican political prisoner of the United Sates. Mr. López’s talk addressed issues of oppression and domination throughout history, artfully weaving together a variety of histories to help us critically analyze the state of the world today. … Read More

Parent Story

By // April 8, 2016

From a parent: “As soon as I walk into Lighthouse with my daughter, I see her demeanor change.  She seems happier, at ease, lighter, engaged with her world.  The space is beautiful, but it is even more beautiful to see what happens to my daughter when she enters it. Instead of dreading her classes like at her old school, she … Read More

Art Show! Friday, April 15

By // April 5, 2016

LightHouse has attracted an impressive number of artists. More than half of the students in our program spend substantial time creating visual art pieces of all kinds, and take part in the many art classes we’ve been offering this year. On Friday, April 15 they will be showing their work at an opening reception, 4:00-7:00 pm in the lobby of … Read More