Block Three Preview: Rosa Ibarra

By // November 28, 2015

Block Three at LightHouse begins on Monday, January 4, 2016. New students are welcome to enroll. The full schedule will be released in the next few days, but we are thrilled to offer this sneak preview: Painting with Rosa Ibarra on Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1:00-2:30. Rosa is a highly acclaimed artist and we are very pleased that she has agreed to offer … Read More

“A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here’s what he found.”Repost from Washington Post

By // November 16, 2015

A must-read for anyone concerned about education. Original piece is here: Ted Dintersmith is a highly successful venture capitalist and father of two who is devoting most of his time, energy and part of of his personal fortune to education-related initiatives that call for a radical remaking of what and how students learn.  He organized, funded and produced the documentary … Read More

Update on Soucey Park

By // November 15, 2015

LightHouse students have taken on the project of manifesting the restoration of Soucey Park, the small, neglected park on Clemente Street right near our building.  Soucey Park is currently in serious disrepair, and a blight in the neighborhood.  We’ve been spending part of every Friday so far this year focusing on how we can change that. The best thing about … Read More

Engaging Architecture

classes at lighthouse

By // November 11, 2015

We’re really excited about the Engaging Architecture class being taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays this block by UMass professor Joseph Krupczynski and his upper level UMass students.  Joseph spent the first half of the fall semester teaching this course at UMass, and now for the second half of the semester he and his students are teaching what they’ve learned to … Read More


By // November 7, 2015

Congratulations, Nelson!  We are so proud of our LightHouse Associate Director who was elected to the Holyoke City Council on November 3.  Ward Two is lucky to have such a tireless advocate working on their behalf (and LightHouse is thrilled and fortunate to have him the rest of the time!)

Benefit Show 11/19

By // November 4, 2015

All ages show in the STEAM building on Thursday, November 19, 7:00-10:00 pm. 208 Race St., Holyoke $5 cover to benefit the LightHouse scholarship program. Join us! Safe, sober, and loud. See more at the Facebook Event Page.