In Ward 5’s Edgewood Commons community, where the average annual household income is just $12,000, Beacon House shines a powerful light. Each weekday, more than 150 children and youth ages 5-18 gather at this after-school education and youth development organization for healthy meals, academic tutoring, and enrichment programs. Trusted adults from the local community and nearby universities serve as volunteers and mentors, providing students with academic support while fostering a sense of stability and belonging. Results are transformational: more than 90% of high school seniors graduate each year, and 75% of graduates enroll in college or a technical training program within four months. Many students also take part in Beacon House’s award-winning athletics program, which attracts more than 300 youth from all over the city. For children in Ward 5 and beyond, your support ensures that the future is bright.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 5
Where They Operate: DC-Ward 5; Edgewood Terrace
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Students
Schools They Work In: Noyes Elementary; Shaed Elementary; D.C. Preparatory Academy Public Charter; Spingarn HS; Dunbar HS; Coolidge HS; McKinley Tech ; Cardozo HS; High Road Public Charter; Hope Community Public Charter School; William E. Doar Public Charter School
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- $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- The current budget for Beacon House is: $500k to $1 million
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