welcome to Beacon House!
The mission of Beacon House is to provide children in the Edgewood neighborhood of Northeast Washington, DC with a safe, nurturing, and life-expanding community in which to increase their academic achievement, discover their talents, and to grow into healthy adults who achieve their greatest potential.
Beacon House provides afterschool education and youth development services to nearly 400 children, ages 5-18, annually. We are located in the Edgewood Commons affordable housing complex, in Ward 5 of the District of Columbia, and a majority of the students we serve live on campus.
Our programs focus on closing the education achievement gap – and thus improving the economic trajectories – of children in Ward 5 for whom generational poverty is most persistent.
news & stories
February 2022 Newsletter
What’s inside: A message from our new Board Chair, profiles of 30th Anniversary Celebration honorees, a Legacy Society “30 for 30” Campaign Donor Spotlight, and a Student-Athlete Spotlight.
May 16, 2022
“Announcing the 2022 Many Hands Grantees”