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What community leaders are saying about Ascending Lights
"Your combination of community college vocational education, Christian leadership, and loving one-on-one mentoring remain unprecedented in our city to this day."
— Rev. Msgr. David O'Connell, Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
"Ascending Lights recognizes the power of education, spirituality, and service. It transforms lives, families, communities, and society."
— Dr. Yolanda Brown, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
“I'm always telling people: Ascending Lights! Ascending Lights! Ascending Lights! They have the tools that really work."
— Rev. Dr. Michael Mata, Azusa Pacific University
"You took individuals who had a passion but not an outlet, a dream but not an avenue, and you allowed them to realize that dream through your mentoring and assistance."
— Pastor Darryl Hazelton, Victory Bible Church
We provide gifted church-based volunteer leaders with scholarships, mentoring, leadership development, and broad support to succeed in community college. Their academic success empowers church communities to stem the downward cycle of poverty and violence in Los Angeles.