our impact

Beacon House began as a homework help program serving a dozen children in a donated basement apartment at Edgewood Terrace, now named Edgewood Commons. During our 30 years in the community, Beacon House has helped hundreds of students graduate from high school with a plan for continued education.  

Beacon House is unique among District of Columbia afterschool entities as a place-based organization which serves children where they live, over long periods of time. Scores of youth who grew up coming to Beacon House return as adults to volunteer as academic tutors and athletics program coaches.

View the video below to hear Beacon House CEO/ED Kevin Hinton discuss Beacon House’s impact in the community.

“Beacon House helps to bridge the academic achievement gap and disrupt the cycle of poverty by providing afterschool education and youth development programs to children in Ward 5. This year is especially difficult due to the pandemic, which has disrupted in-person gatherings. Despite the challenges, Beacon House continues to support our youth.”


-Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Councilmember

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