We are a member organization that grows and develops the Beacon Model on a national scale

What is the Beacon Model?

SAVE the DATE

LIGHT THE FUTURE at the
BEACON NATIONAL CONFERENCE

May 1-3, 2019 | San Francisco

Join leaders from across the country at our Beacon National Conference for 3 days of learning, connecting and growing. You’ll enjoy networking events, interactive workshops, keynotes, collaborative learning opportunities - all designed to inspire and empower your own leadership.

Early Bird Registration Rate before February 15, 2019 $99.
Regular. Registration Rate after. February 15,2019 $129

One day every child will have the access to support they need to thrive within their community.

By strengthening our National Network of Beacon City Leaders so they can, in turn, support their communities of Beacon Centers to build school and community partnerships.

Who we are

The first Beacon Centers opened in 1991, rooted in a vision of transforming a public school building into a vibrant community hub open beyond school hours, serving as a “Beacon” of light for all residents. Inspired by this model leaders from across the country flew to New York and began to open Beacon Centers in cities across the country.

Bring the Beacon Model
to your city

Are you interested in learning more about the Beacon Model and how it can be adopted in your city? For policy makers, providers and district leaders interested in exploring opportunities for partnership?

Strengthen your
Beacon City leadership

Are you already working at a Beacon Center in one of our five cities? For Beacon City Leaders wanting access to our library of tools and resources.

Leader Profiles

Today there are Beacon Initiatives in 5 cities,
San Francisco, San Pablo, Denver, Minneapolis, and New York City

San Francisco

Carol Hill, Ed.D

San Pablo

Jora Atienza Washington

Denver

Mary Cipollone

Minneapolis

Haley Tompkins

New York City

Wanda Ascherl

Beacon National Network

Pam Pradachith-Demler

Our network relies on the strength from sharing our wisdom, experiences and tools.

Network Calendar

Beacon National Conference – SF

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Beacon Way Day – San Francisco

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