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.

  • Mar 11, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Lighthouse Somerset Gymnasium, 141 W Somerset St, Philadelphia, PA 19133, USA
    Calling all community members- NOW is the time to come together to identify, learn, and discuss how we can help and support our neighbors.
  • 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

The Somerset Building
141 West Somerset St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19133

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Lighthouse Sports Complex
101 East Erie Ave. 
Philadelphia, PA 19134


Phone: 215-425-7800    Fax: 215-425-6091