Art Show! Friday, April 15

By // April 5, 2016

LightHouse has attracted an impressive number of artists. More than half of the students in our program spend substantial time creating visual art pieces of all kinds, and take part in the many art classes we’ve been offering this year. On Friday, April 15 they will be showing their work at an opening reception, 4:00-7:00 pm in the lobby of … 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

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


By // August 16, 2015

After months of design and planning, our build-out is happening in high speed.  We have a wonderful crew of highly skilled, hard-working people in there banging it out, and they tell us that we are on schedule. It’s amazing to see it come to life from a piece of paper.  Couple more weeks until it’s fully painted and furnished, but … Read More


By // July 12, 2015

Our interior walls are going up THIS WEEK, they tell me.  Our exterior windows will be installed as well.  Very soon our 3800 sq. ft. will be entirely transformed.  You who are with us from these beginning moments are our founding visionaries!  Thank you!  Your support, faith, encouragement, and vision are essential.  We are building something big, and we can … Read More

Floor Plan!

By // July 7, 2015

In this new adventure of opening a center for personalized education, Josiah and I knew that there would be challenges.  Some things we could imagine, and we’ve had experience with, like working with teens and families, building and connecting with community, developing a staff… We knew hypothetically that there would be challenges previously unimagined, but we did not ever guess … Read More

Press Release: $125K gift and signed lease for 3500 sq ft in the STEAM building

STEAM building

By // May 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LightHouse Personalized Education for Teens receives $125,000 to build new facility in Holyoke’s Race St. STEAM building After nine months of conversations and planning, LightHouse Personalized Education for Teens has signed a 10-year lease with Lori Divine and the partners of SPS Investments, LLC for 3500 sq ft. on the second floor of STEAM building at 208 Race St. in the Innovation … Read More