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
August 2021 Newsletter
What’s Inside: Our CEO/ED discusses the resilience of Beacon House and how your support makes it possible, the profiles of three newly elected Board members, a Save the Date for our 30th Anniversary Celebration, an anniversary spotlight of our founder, and a Give 8/28 reminder!
June 1, 2020
Black Lives Matter Book List for Kids and Teens, The Children’s Book Review