Welcome to The Lighthouse!

Our Mission​ "To provide educational, recreational, cultural, social and economic improvement programs to families to improve the quality of their lives"


Founded in 1893: Our Vision Defines Our Direction! We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when everyone works together. That’s why strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that people of every age, income level and background have the opportunity to learn, develop, grow and thrive to be positive contributing members to the community.  

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Collect ALL necessary documentation below. Applications will not be accepted without all supporting documentation below. (Exceptions for required documentation are made for foster/kinship care, Refugees, Asylum seekers, and families in temporary living situations).

  1. Proof of child’s date of birth  (Birth certificate, health insurance card, etc..)

  2. Documentation of family income (Tax forms, 4 consecutive paystubs, or financial support letter)

  3. Proof of TANF (DPW) cash, SNAP/food stamps, medical assistance

  4. Proof of Philadelphia residency (bill, driver's license, lease, etc..)

  5. Child’s health insurance card

  6. Child's physical health assessment (within the year) and Immunizations 

  7. Completed dental form (within the year)

  8. Picture identification of parent/guardian (Current State or Federal Photo ID)

  9. Complete Emergency Contact 

  10. ONLY IF IT APPLIES TO YOU; custody order, foster letter, homeless verification letter/shelter letter

Note: If this applies to you, please provide the following: proof of TANF (DPW) cash, SNAP/food stamps, medical assistance, custody order, a copy of child’s IEP, foster letter, and/or homeless verification letter/shelter letter.

Stop by 152 West Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19133. and ask for our Family Advocates!

For more information email our Director of Education: Rachel Camacho




Learn more about our history! Who we are, What we do, Why we do it! Volunteer and make an impact!


The Lighthouse accepts children from the age of 1 - 5 years old.  Coming soon.. STEM, Career and College Prep, Financial Literacy and More..


Our Athletics Program is once again, on the Rise! We offer Baseball, Softball, Basketball, swimming, field hockey and more!


Our vision is to serve the community through Social and Emotional Learning, Health and Fitness Literacy and Career and Educational Preparedness for all!