The Light House, named after “Deah” which translates from Arabic as meaning “light”, is the icon of this project. The house was owned by Deah Barakat then inherited by his parents upon his murder; it was a rental property that allowed him a step towards financial independence. Now we intend to use the house to further his legacy, and in furtherance of Deah’s wishes to one day support the youth with their projects. To fulfill Deah’s dream, we operate an incubator for faith based programs targeting the youth. Think of it as a really cool shared office space for many local community programs targeting youth.
The bottom floor of the Light House will host a creative commons, a welcoming living room, a kitchen, a multipurpose room, and a handicap accessible restroom. The top floor will be home to a large meeting room, a large office space dedicated to playing the role of an incubator for social entrepreneurship, a shared conference room, and a full bath. Across the street are the City of Raleigh’s Tarboro Community Center, and a teen center making the area a campus rich with potential and resources.