Welcome to

The Lighthouse!

Founded in 1893 as a settlement house, the mission of the Lighthouse is to provide educational, recreational and economic improvement programs to families and individuals to improve the quality of their lives, help them move toward self-sufficiency and nurture children and youth, guiding them to become contributing members of society. For more than 100 years the Kensington, Fairhill and North Philadelphia communities have relied on the Lighthouse to provide multi-cultural services that respond to the multi-dimensional needs of our communities’ members.

  • L.E.A.P Youth Field Hockey Clinic
    Jan 30, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
    The Lighthouse, 141 W Somerset St, Philadelphia, PA 19133, USA
    Join us as we pioneer a new sport in the community- FIELD HOCKEY!
  • L.E.A.P Roundtable Meeting
    Feb 09, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST
    Join us as we share and discuss details pertaining to Sports & Recreation programs at the Lighthouse. Learn what's offered, share what you would like to see, and volunteer to make an impact in the lives of children.
  • Kindergarten Registration Fair
    Feb 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    The Lighthouse Somerset Building (Gym), 141 W Somerset St, Philadelphia, PA 19133, USA
    Need help applying to Kindergarten? The Lighthouse team will help you with a smooth transition into the next chapter of schooling. Food and beverages provided.
    Register Anytime Monday through Friday
    The Lighthouse, 152 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133, USA
    Contact a Family Advocate to begin the enrollment process of your child.

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The Lighthouse has been my second home since the age of 2. It is where I have always felt accepted, welcomed and heard. I am not sure what my life would be like without this place.! 

Francheska Serrano, Alumna


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This is my child’s second year at the light house, the experience has been great.. The staff is always polite and the teachers are amazing and very much involved with the parents and students as well

Bianca De Jesus, Current Parent

The Lehigh Building
152 West Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Main Office: 215-425-7800 

Fax: 215-425-6091

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The Somerset Building
141 West Somerset St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Main Office: 215-425-7800 

Fax: 215-425-6091

Lighthouse Sports Complex
101 East Erie Ave. 
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Main Office: 215-425-7800 

Fax: 215-425-6091