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Lighthouse Community Centers (LCC)

Lighthouse Community Centers are passionate about serving and loving under resourced neighborhoods in Orange County. We seek to restore hope for at risk youth and families by building relationships and raising up leaders in the church and community.

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We encourage you to jump in and serve. There are numerous opportunities for you to explore. Just let us know you’re interested!

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Ministry Areas



Elementary

[Grades 1-5]

Tutoring (Mon-Thu)
Kids Bible Club (Every Tues)
Summer Camp (3 days)


Teens

[Grades 6-12]

Tutoring (Mon-Thu)
Youth Small Groups & Teen Leadership (Wed)
Campus Crash (Spring Break)
Summer Camp (1 week)


Adults

[18 years+]

College Mentorship (Pathfinders)
Rooted en español (Raíces)
Special Events Planning

Pathfinders: Pathfinders Scholarships are used to provide financial assistance and support for Lighthouse Community Center college students. Many of our scholarship recipients are the first in their families to attend college. The support they receive goes toward tuition and book costs, and helps them in the journey to reach their dreams. You can help by donating to the Pathfinder Scholarship Fund below:
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Annual Events



Fall Festival: This community led event celebrates the new season and connects our community families with other partner organizations and local resources. Contact Nallely for more info, [email protected]

Christmas Party & Christmas Store: We bring together families from each community center for a wonderful celebration of God’s goodness and love. Every family is given the gift of providing for their own family by shopping at the Christmas Store and choosing gifts for each of their children. Contact Nallely for more info, [email protected]

Block Party: This street carnival brings out the entire neighborhood as we party and commemorate over 25 years of positive changes on Minnie Street in the Cornerstone Village community. Contact Nallely for more info, [email protected].


Breakfast Buddies @ VBS (Vacation Bible School): Our kids get the VIP treatment as they visit Mariners for VBS. Volunteers help welcome kids, provide them with a healthy and energizing breakfast to get them through the day, and schedule special visits from the main stage cast and crew.

Kids Camp: A 3 day outdoor adventure where we focus on teaching our kids the good news of Jesus while giving them new experiences they will never forget.

Meet the Staff


Gloria Bashara
Lighthouse Community Center Director
[email protected]

Nallely Arvizu
Minnie Street Associate Director
[email protected]

Tammy Kanei
Youth Associate Director
[email protected]

Melissa Peña
Minnie Street Site Coordinator
[email protected]

Maira Smith
Wilshire Ave Site Coordinator
[email protected]

Christian Rivera
Parc Derian Site Coordinator
[email protected]

Coral Acosta
Citrus Grove Site Coordinator
[email protected]

LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER LOCATIONS

Minnie Street
1010 Minnie St. #3
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Wilshire Avenue
1235 E. Wilshire Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Citrus Grove
1120 N. Lemon St.
Orange, CA 92867

Parc Derian
17275 Derian Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614