The Light and Leadership Initiative is dedicated to improving access to quality education in Huaycán, Peru. Simply put, we believe in education. We believe in its power to create opportunities, form leaders and transform lives.
Learn more about our children, teen and women's programs!
Looking to join our team in Peru or Chicago? We have high-impact volunteering opportunities available either locally in Chicago or abroad in Huaycan, Peru. Teach English or Math in Peru or help with LLI's Fair Trade project in Chicago. Learn more about the opportunities below.Volunteer in Peru Volunteer in Chicago
Support Women's Empowerment through Huaywasi, LLI's fair trade project. Working with seven artisans in Huaycán, profits from Huaywasi provide free educational services to over eighty women each year as part of our Women's Empowerment Program.Shop Now!
LLI will be hosting our 3rd annual Gala event in Chicago on May 6th! If you find you will be in the area, please join us for a fantastic night of great drinks and food and even greater people, all in support of LLI's education programs. We need your support to keep our free education programs running for women, children and teens. Find out more details or purchase your ticket below!