Every year, BEACON serves over 730 immigrants and refugees who are not eligible for or cannot afford other adult education programs. For this vulnerable population of whom 85% live at or below the poverty level, and 6% have no schooling learning English and making progress on educational and employment goals can have an enormous impact on their lives and the security of their families. BEACON offers them eight levels of English language instruction across three semesters, supplemented by online and in-person work readiness classes and US citizenship exam preparation. Students unable to enroll in formal classes join free online English conversation groups. As a trusted local resource, BEACON goes beyond serving its thousands-strong community, conducting literacy training for other area organizations to ensure all adult immigrants get the support they deserve.

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Awards & Recognition

BEACON is the recipient of the 2021 Agnes L. Colgan Community Service Award: Arts & Education from the Prince William Chamber of Commerce.


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Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for BEACON for Adult Literacy is: Less than $500k

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