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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.

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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

May 2023 Newsletter

What’s inside: the launch of, a new mental health resources website developed for our students and parents; an introduction to our Student Ambassador Program; and our #StudentsFirst spring campaign

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March 2023

Grantee Spotlight: Beacon House

Many Hands, March 1, 2023