Our Students

Our students represent a wide variety of Christian denominations.  What they have in common is a love of Christ and a desire to serve their suffering communities through their churches.  All of our participants perform Christian service while receiving benefits from Ascending Lights.  Upon graduation they commit to serving as volunteers in the outreach ministries of their churches or in related faith based organizations.

Some of Our Students
                                                                                                       (click here for a complete list)

Ronald attends St. Raphael’s Church in south Los Angeles.  There he is a confirmation team leader. He also coaches sports at the church middle school.  He is attending Cerritos college in preparation to become a High school athletic coach.


Quiana attends Victory Bible Church in Pasadena.  She helps to lead a young adult ministry and facilitates an accountability group of young women.  She is attending L.A. City College and hopes to become a counselor.



Isabel attends Ascension Church in south Los Angeles.  She sings in the choir and leads a youth ministry called “Robles”.  She is enrolled at El Camino College where she is studying to enter the social work field.



Jason worships at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Pasadena. He is a youth leader and mentor there.  He is studying Child Development at Pasadena City College.



Demetrice graduated from Pasadena City College and is studying Entertainment Design at Art Center College of Design.  He is also an accomplished musician and leads music ministry at his evangelical church in Pasadena.



Susy attended L.A. City College. She ultimately earned an M.S.W degree from Cal State Long Beach.  She is an Ascending Lights Board Member and assists in developing outreach and mentoring activities for our graduates.



William graduated with a Degree in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from L.A. City College.  He is the founder and C.E.O.  of a highly regarded church based gang and drug intervention ministry.



Joi graduated from Ascending Lights with a degree in liberal arts from Long Beach City College.  She is now a probation officer.  She continues to inspire youth at her church through dance ministry.