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Leaders in Grassroots Health Transformation

LIGHT provides participants with an intersectional groundwork for becoming grassroots health equity advocates and leaders.

Program graduates can apply for a Neighbors to Leaders Fellowship—mini-grants with continued mentorship—to support their own community resilience projects or initiatives. The goal of the program is for participants to:

  • understand how the U.S. healthcare system and its associated industries came to be;
  • learn strategies for achieving quality healthcare for all;
  • explore the intersections of housing, climate, and health;
  • develop their skills in framing the issue, public speaking, writing, and community organizing;
  • understand the role of different non-profit and political bodies in local healthcare advocacy work;
    identify their interests, strengths, and passions as grassroots health justice leaders.

If you are in need of healthcare, click here for more information about our free appointments with certified application counselors.

Next LIGHT Cohort

Tuesdays, 6–9 pm
May 7 – July 9, 2024


There is no fee to participate.


  • A dinner stipend will be provided for online participants.
  • Open to adults and teens (14+). Teens can earn community service hours.
  • Youth program available for kids ages 6-13 (must have a parent/guardian in LIGHT).
  • Free interpretation in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and American Sign Language available upon request.
  • Accessibility accommodations available upon request.

Ọmọlará Williams McCallister, [email protected]

LIGHT Learning Outcomes

Bring voice and power to all seats of decision-making in order to ensure all community voices are heard and respected
Expose and challenge how capitalism contributes to our unjust healthcare system
Effectively advocate for practices and policies that strengthen the health and wellness of Miami’s communities
Educate others on the history of healthcare advocacy, cutting-edge solutions, and how to get involved