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
March 2021 Newsletter
What’s inside: Our Board Chair, Beth Harrison, reflects on 30 years of Beacon House, the debut of our brand new website and a profile on the donor who helped us make it happen, we celebrate Charles Robinson’s 30 years of service, and the start of our Class of 2021 profiles!
June 1, 2020
Black Lives Matter Book List for Kids and Teens, The Children’s Book Review