Community Programs

Light House Studio worked with 68 schools and non-profit organizations in the Charlottesville area in the last year. We value connecting our community by way of story-telling, whether that’s teaching at-risk youth the art of filmmaking and the importance of self-expression, or serving fellow local non-profits through the power of film.
Our students take what they’ve learned in our workshops and apply those skills to better our world.

Keep it REEL (KIR) is our on-site, after-school program that teaches filmmaking workshops to at-risk youth in neighborhoods throughout our community. Since 2003, KIR has been instrumental in allowing the young people of these neighborhoods to voice their opinions and ideas to the wider community, and to build friendships among people from different segments of our society.

Executive Director of Piedmont Housing Alliance, Frank Grosch expresses the importance of KIR,

“Working with Light House has meant so much to us and to our kids at Friendship Court. Through the Keep It REEL program, our kids gained not only technical skills, but confidence and a new sense of their own community.”


Check out a list of our Keep it REEL partners here, and view some of the films below!

Learn more about our community partners here.

Check out a list of our current and past non-profit partnerships.

To support our community programming, click here.