– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss


The mission at Beacon Place is to inspire and guide our neighborhood’s children and families toward a brighter tomorrow.  We do this through a community center and 6 core programs that focus on academic support, nutrition and overall health and other life skills development.

There are three primary goals for all programs at Beacon Place:

First, we know that it is hard to learn and change if you are hungry, so food, nutrition, and health are critical components of all the Beacon Place Programs.

Second, experience has shown that progress really occurs when there is a connected partnership between the support agency and the participant. Therefore, each Beacon Place program has a critical give back component that allow the participants to contribute back in some way to the programs they are utilizing, or Beacon Place needs in general. Nearly 80% of the parents whose children actively participate provide support to Beacon Place!

And finally, while there are many obstacles on the path to change, one of the greatest barriers in the 21st century comes from a lack of access to effective education and the resources provided by technology. Therefore, Beacon Place has a strong emphasis on academic support for children and families and believes in weaving technology into all programs.

Opportunities Available with Beacon Place

Special Event Programming

Are you unable to commit to a weekly or regular volunteer schedule but still want to have a chance to help the Beacon Place kids and families? Consider volunteering to…


After School Homework and Tutoring Programs

During the school year kids need extra support to do well in school. Teen and adult volunteers are needed afterschool until 5:30 Monday through Thursday and Saturday mornings 8:45 until…


Summer Tutoring Programs

Are you looking to help kids learn over the summer? We need adult and teen volunteers to work one on one and in small groups Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday…


Summer Lunch Program

Adult and teen volunteers needed Monday and Thursday 10:00-1:30 June through August; activities include interacting with kids during lunch and playing games, arts and crafts, sports, etc. Training is provided…


Ongoing Opportunities:

Are you looking to make a difference in someone’s life this year?

Whether we are helping kids with their homework, providing nutritious snacks and lunches, making crafts, playing games or working with adults on language, parenting, technology or other life skills, Beacon Place volunteers are making a difference every day by offering support that allows others to make changes for themselves.

We are always looking for adult and teen volunteers to support our programs.

Not sure what you want to do? That's OK! Do you have another interest or talent to share? We need help behind the scenes with marketing, social media, office support, and facility management, and fundraising. If you are interested in getting involved in an agency that is truly changing lives, we would love for you to be a part of our team of amazing volunteers! Please complete the above volunteer interest form and let us know how you’d like to get involved!