Education is Everything.

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!


English, Art and Reading Teachers! October 2019

Looking to gain experience  teaching in the nonprofit world? The Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI) is ethical volunteer focused nonprofit located in Huaycán, Peru, a developing community on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Volunteer teachers stay between 6 and 12 weeks and can use existing curriculum as well as their own ideas! Looking for folks to start  October 14 and onward.

Learn More

Volunteer with Us

Looking to join our team in Peru or Chicago this summer? We have high-impact volunteering opportunities available either locally in Chicago or abroad in Huaycán, Peru. In Huaycán, we are looking for volunteers to assist with our programs October 14 and onwards, especially with our Reading Program, Art, and Front Desk. We also love help with LLI's Fair Trade project in Chicago. Learn more about the opportunities below!

Volunteer in Peru Volunteer in Chicago

Shop LLI's Fair Trade Store

Support Women's Empowerment through Huaywasi, LLI's fair trade project. Working with seven artisans in Huaycán, profits from Huaywasi help provide free educational services to over eighty women each year as part of our Women's Empowerment Program.

Shop Now!