Giving Tuesday 2020

November 30th, 2020 by

North Light is fortunate to have an abundance of difference makers in our community and we are so thankful for each and every one of you.

Pints for North Light 2020

October 23rd, 2020 by

The same great event, with a 2020 twist!

Election Day 2020

October 22nd, 2020 by

On Tuesday, November 3, polling locations around the city will be open from 7AM to 8PM. North Light serves as the polling location for Ward 21, Divisions 6, 7, and 12.

Gwen Blackshear

August 15th, 2020 by

“Dr. Gwen credits her success to her experiences at North Light and wants that experience for others now. ‘North Light will help them realize that there are limitless possibilities. That they can really go anywhere, be anybody they want to be, do anything.’” Dr. Blackshear’s Background Neither of her parents had beyond a high school […]

North Light COVID-19 Response

July 10th, 2020 by

North Light is working hard to support its communities while prioritizing the health of constituents, staff, and volunteers.

Renee Deas

June 9th, 2020 by

Renee’s Background Renee knew certain career opportunities were closed to her. Without experience, many employers were unwilling to hire a young person from her neighborhood. Philadelphia has long struggled with poverty and privilege co-existing in close proximity. “It’s a problem often among young people here,” notes economist Neeta Fogg, “If you start off detached from […]

Jesse’s Farwell Blog Post

May 5th, 2020 by

I remember walking into North Light for the first time for my interview, all of the colors and the activities that were taking place in a relatively small space. I remember how it felt like home so quickly. As a 24 year old being offered a job as a Director of anything, I was mesmerized […]


April 14th, 2020 by

Mario on his growth in TEEMworks Mario’s Background Mario was raised in a tough neighborhood and made some bad decisions early in life. He was ultimately arrested as a teenager for a felony and struggled to find meaningful employment after serving his time. Without a job it became very hard to support himself and his […]

LOVE – March 2020

March 9th, 2020 by

Before I got the job at North Light, while completing my Master’s Degree, I was an intern for the Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro in his Office of Public Engagement. The main project that I was working on was the Pennsylvania Trauma-Informed Network (PATIN), which brought a level of understanding throughout systems of care […]