LSP365- The Opportunity Fund for Little Sun People

A fundraising campaign for Little Sun People, Inc.

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About the Organization

Little Sun People, Inc.

For 40 years, Little Sun People, Inc. (LSP) has been providing a culturally-responsive education to preschool learners in Brooklyn. LSP is a unique community childcare center founded in 1980 by Fela Barclift (“Mama Fela”), mother of four and lifetime resident of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. Like all parents, Mama Fela wanted the very best for her children. So, when it came time for her eldest to start preschool, finding a setting that was academically enriching while fostering a sense of pride and confidence proved to be a difficult task. It was at that moment the vision for LSP began to emerge. Necessity being the mother of invention, Mama Fela redesigned one floor of her Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone and began to advertise her small, in-home family daycare program.

Fueled with the desire to impact the lives and fate of her own children but also the children in her community, it didn't take very long for Mama Fela to discover that she had found her life's work. Mama Fela quickly realized from the responses of the children and their parents that her program design and...

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