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.

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It takes a community to support our students along their educational journey. Each of us has a role to play toward the success of our youth.

years in operation
years in operation
percent of our HS seniors enroll in college or trade school
percent of our HS seniors enroll in college or trade school

news & stories

November 2021 Newsletter

What’s inside: Our CEO/ED looks back at 2021, how you can grab a copy of “Black Boys Dreaming,” we introduce our latest initiative with George Washington University, our countdown to the 30th Anniversary Celebration, and a #GivingTuesday reminder.

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October 4, 2021

Jason Reynolds and Other Acclaimed Writers Celebrate Youth-Authored Black Boys Dreaming