A Million Livelihoods

Lighthouse Communities Foundation (LCF) is on a mission to build empowered communities through life-skills, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for a million disadvantaged youth across India.

A Million Livelihoods

Lighthouse Communities Foundation (LCF) is on a mission to build empowered communities through life-skills, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for a million disadvantaged youth across India.

News & Updates

COVID-Relief drive to provide medical supplies

Campaign to provide BIPAP machines, Oxygen beds, ventilators and other essential equipment to PMC COVID hospitals.

News & Updates

Covid-Relief Campaign by APSCI

Austin Pune Sister City International (Texas) is lending a helping hand to its sister city Pune (India), towards COVID-19 relief efforts.

News & Updates

COVID-Relief drive to provide medical supplies

Campaign to provide BIPAP machines, Oxygen beds, ventilators and other essential equipment to PMC COVID hospitals.

News & Updates

Covid-Relief Campaign by APSCI

Austin Pune Sister City International (Texas) is lending a helping hand to its sister city Pune (India), towards COVID-19 relief efforts.

News & Updates

COVID-Relief drive to provide medical supplies

Campaign to provide BIPAP machines, Oxygen beds, ventilators and other essential equipment to PMC COVID hospitals.

News & Updates

Covid-Relief Campaign by APSCI

Austin Pune Sister City International (Texas) is lending a helping hand to its sister city Pune (India), towards COVID-19 relief efforts.

Our vision

Our vision

Young citizens finding their purpose and achieving full potential

We envision a future India where youth from low income households thrive

The youth of India are its future. Millions of young people are struggling to build better lives for themselves and their families. COVID-19 pandemic has further pushed low-income communities into extreme poverty. We are on a mission to change that by enabling sustainable and prosperous livelihoods.

Making a difference

Making a difference

Impact of Our Work

Lighthouses guiding youth towards full potential

Lighthouses guiding youth towards full potential

Slum communities covered

Youth enrolled

Youth completed training

Youth are placed/self employed

Youth opted for higher education

%

Youth who are placed, are still at work post one year

Slum communities covered

Youth enrolled

Youth completed training

Youth are placed/self employed

Youth opted for higher education

%

Youth who are placed, are still at work post one year

Success stories

Stories of Transformation

Inspiring stories of how Lighthouse Communities is enabling better lives and giving wings to hope and dreams.

Despite not having access to a smartphone, Tauseef took a lot of efforts to complete the online LCF foundation course during lockdown. Because of his hard work and dedication, Tauseef is currently working with BigBasket to earn steady income and help his family.

Delivery Executive

Tauseef

During Covid 19, when Ravina’s husband lost his job and her father-in-law’s shop closed down, Ravina stood up courageously and joined the Pune Lighthouse program to fulfill her dream of having a corporate career and supporting her family in difficult times.

Customer Service Executive

Ravina

Success stories

Stories of Transformation

Inspiring stories of how Lighthouse Communities is enabling better lives and giving wings to hope and dreams.

Despite not having access to a smartphone, Tauseef took a lot of efforts to complete the online LCF foundation course during lockdown. Because of his hard work and dedication, Tauseef is currently working with BigBasket to earn steady income and help his family.

Delivery Executive

Tauseef

During Covid 19, when Ravina’s husband lost his job and her father-in-law’s shop closed down, Ravina stood up courageously and joined the Pune Lighthouse program to fulfill her dream of having a corporate career and supporting her family in difficult times.

Customer Service Executive

Ravina

About us

Lighthouse Communities Foundation

Lighthouse Communities Foundation is a beacon of hope and opportunities for youth from low-income households to make their dream of a better life, a reality. Our flagship program, the Lighthouse fosters agency, skills, and workplace competencies in youth, makes them employable and enables them to get employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

About us

Lighthouse Communities Foundation

Lighthouse Communities Foundation is a beacon of hope and opportunities for youth from low-income households to make their dream of a better life, a reality. Our flagship program, the Lighthouse fosters agency, skills, and workplace competencies in youth, makes them employable and enables them to get employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan

Chairman, Lighthouse Communities Foundation

Ruchi Mathur

Director & CEO, Lighthouse Communities Foundation

Ashwini Malhotra

Managing Director, Weikfield Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Pradeep Bhargava

Independent Director, Persistent Systems

Rajan Navani

Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies

Pervin Varma

Trustee – CRY

Rajesh Sinha

CEO & Chairman, Fulcrum Group of Companies

Malini Thadani

Senior Advisor, FTI Consulting

Ujwal Thakar

Chairman – Educate Girls

Rajnish Kumar

Ex Chairman SBI

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan

Chairman, Lighthouse Communities Foundation

Ruchi Mathur

Director & CEO, Lighthouse Communities Foundation

Ashwini Malhotra

Managing Director, Weikfield Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Pradeep Bhargava

Independent Director, Persistent Systems

Rajan Navani

Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies

Pervin Varma

Trustee – CRY

Rajesh Sinha

CEO & Chairman, Fulcrum Group of Companies

Malini Thadani

Senior Advisor, FTI Consulting

Ujwal Thakar

Chairman – Educate Girls

Rajnish Kumar

Ex Chairman SBI

Our Partners

We work together in a unique Public-Private partnership with government, corporates, nonprofits and citizens. This pioneering collective action model ensures that each partner plays a specific role in achieving the goals.

Government Partners

Donor Partners

Placement Partners

Global Partners

Ecosystem Partners

Government Partners

Donor Partners

Placement Partners

Global Partners

Ecosystem Partners

City-Specific Programs

As part of our other social transformation initiatives, we are implementing a large-scale program for livelihoods (Global Opportunity Youth Network, Pune), digital empowerment for low-income citizens and quality education in public schools.

Pune City Connect

Celebrating 5 years of communities transformation

Lighthouse Communities started its first initiative in Pune, Maharashtra in partnership with Pune Municipal Corporation. We operate in Pune with a vision of “Sampoorna Pune” (Pune Fulfilled) and work with youth through the Lighthouses while also identifying further opportunities through the Aspen Institute “Global Opportunity Youth Network” partnership.

We also have a comprehensive Digital Empowerment initiative, inspired by the Prime Minister’s National Digital Literacy Mission to make one person in every family digitally empowered. We have been facilitating holistic Education through the “Shikshak Sahyogi” or Teacher Mentor program as well as the “Models of Excellence” program that aims to take Social Emotional Learning across PMC schools.

Pune City Connect

Pune City Connect

Celebrating 5 years of communities transformation

Lighthouse Communities started its first initiative in Pune, Maharashtra in partnership with Pune Municipal Corporation. We operate in Pune with a vision of “Sampoorna Pune” (Pune Fulfilled) and work with youth through the Lighthouses while also identifying further opportunities through the Aspen Institute “Global Opportunity Youth Network” partnership.

We also have a comprehensive Digital Empowerment initiative, inspired by the Prime Minister’s National Digital Literacy Mission to make one person in every family digitally empowered. We have been facilitating holistic Education through the “Shikshak Sahyogi” or Teacher Mentor program as well as the “Models of Excellence” program that aims to take Social Emotional Learning across PMC schools.