|Beacon of Hope's Renaissance Learning Center
serves over 3000 "multi-cultural" children, youth, adults, families, and
community in a state-of-the-art, national and state accredited
environment. Serving approximately 75% African American, 20%
Latino-American, and 5% other nationalities.
Accredited, accessible, and affordable "developmental" child care for ages 0-5 years old - ensuring that young children served are and remain developmentally on track in all developmental areas. 6% of these children are homeless and served through our collaboration with the Partnership against Domestic Violence.
Preparatory programs to ensure that 164 impoverished children successfully transition from Pre-K to kindergarten annually.
Implementation of academic and citizenship reinforcement that ensures promotion for grade-school students, over 100 served annually.
Teen mentoring and tutorials to encourage high school graduation and productive livelihoods thereafter; that reduces statistical occurrences typical of low-income households: unplanned parenting, drug addiction, and incarceration, over 100 teens and preteens served annually.
Entrepreneurial, vocational training and adult education to decrease the number of welfare recipients and increase income and economic development in distressed communities.
Designated by the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia as the CHDO (Community Housing Development Organization) for the Old Fourth Ward Community: Active partnership with the City of Atlanta to redevelop the "notorious" Boulevard Corridor (Atlanta Magazine, April 2012) - reducing crime and providing safe, high-quality, low-income housing for local families - converting crack houses into affordable housing - click here for video clips of TV news coverage of this story -- (over 50 referrals to safe havens that include placement in our affordable housing units).