welcome to Beacon House!
The mission of Beacon House is to promote the academic advancement and personal growth of children in Washington, DC’s Edgewood neighborhood. We envision a future where children in Edgewood become empowered lifelong learners 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 2023 Newsletter
What’s inside: the launch of youthmentalhealthdc.com, a new mental health resources website developed for our students and parents; an introduction to our Student Ambassador Program; and our #StudentsFirst spring campaign