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
May 2021 Newsletter
What’s inside: Our CEO/Executive Director looks forward to reopening, exciting milestone for our Boys Writing Project, the launch of our Legacy Society, congrats to our High School Class of 2021, and a reminder to support our #EverForward campaign!
June 1, 2020
Black Lives Matter Book List for Kids and Teens, The Children’s Book Review