First Graduation Press Release

By // May 31, 2017

As the entire education establishment in Holyoke is working feverishly to improve their graduation rate, LightHouse Holyoke is playing an important role, holding their first graduation on Friday, June 9. LightHouse Holyoke is a personalized middle and high school alternative just finishing their second year in downtown Holyoke. “It’s been incredibly satisfying to join the community here in Holyoke and … Read More

Call for Artists

call for artists lighthouse holyoke

By // February 21, 2016

With the support of The Holyoke Cultural Council and Whole Foods, LightHouse is hosting a Teen Art Show in the lobby of the STEAM Building to open on Friday, April 15, 4:00-7:00pm. Call for Artists application is available now. Space in the show will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and the application will close on March 24. Any … Read More

Progress on Soucey Park

lighthouse students work on designs for Soucey Park

By // February 20, 2016

LightHouse is committed to improving our local community, and Soucey Park is high on our list. As part of our program at LightHouse, students choose community projects to work on every Friday. The goal is for our students to learn to take positive action in improving their community and their world. The first project they chose back in September of … 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!)

Ribbon-Cutting Recap

LightHouse ribbon-cutting with Mayor Alex Morse

By // October 12, 2015

We hosted the LightHouse Ribbon-Cutting and Open House Celebration on Tuesday, October 6, and it went so well!  We were honored and excited by such a great turnout.  Local politicians, nonprofit leaders, friends, parents, teachers- so many stakeholders from our community came to see the space and show their support.  Very exciting.  We were especially appreciative of the kind words … Read More

October 6 Ribbon Cutting

By // September 20, 2015

Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Morse and opening celebration on Tuesday, October 6, 12:00-1:00.  Meet students, staff, and see our beautiful new facility in the heart of the Innovation District.  After a year in the planning and building, we are thrilled to be here serving the most interesting teens in Hampden County.  Come see! Our new … Read More

Press: LightHouse Opens on September 8

By // August 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE OPENS IN HOLYOKE Teens in Western Mass now have another educational option. LightHouse Personalized Education for Teens opens its doors on September 8 with an initial cohort of 30 students. “We serve the most interesting teens in Hampden County,” says Co-Director Catherine Gobron. “Teens who have vision and goals for their futures, and are inspired … Read More

Open Houses Scheduled

By // August 23, 2015

2015-2016 Open Houses Scheduled!  We just scheduled LOTS of times for you to come by and check us out.  If none of these times work for you, we’re happy to schedule with you individually as well.  Get in touch and let us know what works for you: [email protected] Open Houses are a time to drop in and say hello.  All … Read More

Announcing Chair and Vice Chair

chair and vice chair

By // August 16, 2015

LIGHTHOUSE APPOINTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR The Board of Directors of LightHouse has named Diana Sutton-Fernández as the Chair of the Board and Joan Shulman as Vice Chair. Diana Sutton-Fernández is a resident of Holyoke, current member of the Board of the United Way of Hampshire County, and a past member of the Board of The Care … Read More

North Star and LightHouse: Two School Alternatives Available on Either End of the Valley

By // June 18, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NORTH STAR AND LIGHTHOUSE: TWO SCHOOL ALTERNATIVES NOW AVAILABLE ON BOTH ENDS OF THE PIONEER VALLEY   After 13 years in Hadley, North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens packed it all up this week and moved to Sunderland. “Hadley has been wonderful for us.” says North Star Executive Director, Ken Danford.  “The Russell Street School building has been … Read More