Chicago, IL

(773) 355-8047

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City of Light Christian Arts Center Mission

Transforming, Renewing, Restoring & Inspiring Youth Through Performing Arts & Leadership Programs.

"Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father, which is in heaven."
Matthew 5:16

About Us

City of Light Christian Arts Center is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c). We are an international movement, collaborating with schools, businesses and other complimentary organizations to promote love, productivity and success; creating a legacy of powerful, positive change for generations to come by transforming, renewing, restoring, rejuvenating and inspiring the hearts and lives of youth around the world through performing arts and mentoring programs.

We host a dynamic "Real Life Experience" workshop that celebrates high school students' transition into adulthood.

This signature workshop includes inspirational speakers to motivate and reiterate the true value and power our youth have to make a difference in the world; performances by uplifting spoken word artists, singers/songwriters, inspirational dance and dramatic theatrical presentations.
The Real Life Experience will also have a variety of break-out sessions. These sessions will provide students with an opportunity to meet young men and women through our "College Student Panel". The panel will share their college experiences with the students and answer any questions the students may have about college life.

We will also have representatives from a variety of colleges, universities and trade schools on-site to provide admissions/general information to the students. Students will also take part in a financial workshop, providing them with the basic information on how to make wise financial decisions and budgeting. We want to do everything possible to help our youth avoid pitfalls many young people step into when there is not enough supportive guidance to direct their path in the way they should go.

Our Programs

Real Life Experiences Workshops: Leadership training, college insight, and life skills.

Sounds of Light Open Mic: An opportunity for youth to display poetic and performing arts talents.

Sounds of Light Concert Series: Entertainment to inspire youth.

Virtue—A Walk into Womanhood Mentoring Program:Life Skills/Leadership for young women.

Valor—A Journey into Manhood Mentoring Program:Life Skills/Leadership for young men.

Dance Team: Performing Dance Company

Drama, Music Classes: Performing Arts.

Life Skills: Emotional and physical health and wellness; stress management; self-discovery.

Financial Literacy: Budgeting; managing checking/savings accounts; wealth creation principles.

Professional Readiness: Leadership training; job readiness; entrepreneurship.

Other like-minded extra-curricular programming created for teens and young adults.

Our Participants in Action!

Our Team


Lisa Burnett



Taylor Holley

Creative Director


Ashley Perkins

Life Coach


Jesus Aguilera

Dance Instructor


Sherri Edwards

Leadership/Ministerial Team

Summer Programs

Contact Us

Find Us

For Any questions, Please feel free to Contact us by mail.

Address : P.O. Box 4557 | Chicago, IL 60680

Phone : (773) 355-8047


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