Beacon Hill

A nonprofit organization

$84,434 raised by 238 donors

100% complete

$80,000 Goal

According to the Commit Partnership's Dallas County scorecard, only 41% of Dallas County 3rd Graders met state reading standards in 2019. These numbers are even more significant among minority children and children who live in poverty, the focus of Beacon Hill's tutoring programs. 65% of students living in poverty, 70% of black students, and 61% of Hispanic students need more support to meet standards in 3rd Grade Reading. The problem for the children in our targeted schools will likely worsen exponentially without intervention. Minority children living in poverty who are not proficient readers by 3rd grade are eight times more likely to drop out of high school.

These statistics were only worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused deep, "horrifying" learning losses for Dallas children, and underscored the disparities among Black students, according to new DISD results. Half of all Dallas ISD students experienced learning loss in math during disruptions caused by COVID-19, and nearly a third slipped in reading, according to the district's analysis of start-of-year assessments given to students in September and October. The results highlighted the vast disparities between Black and Latino students and the rest of the district.

In math, for example, the percentages of Black students reaching the "meets grade level" projections ranged from 7.5% (in fourth grade) to 17.9% (in eighth grade) compared with a range of 41.8% to 61.2% for white students in the district. The results were "a stark reminder that we have a long way to go to ensure equitable access for learning opportunities in the district," said Derek Little, deputy chief of academics.

At Beacon Hill, our response and our motto is "Success Begins with Preparation". We supplement school systems and prepare students and families for success by providing reading and math tutoring, parent education and college preparation for low-income African American and Hispanic students in South Dallas and surrounding communities.

On average, 95% of our students improve their reading scores by at least 1 grade level annually and 50% increase their math grade level. We expect this percentage in math to continue to grow, as this is the first year that Beacon Hill has implemented math services. At Beacon Hill, each student is assessed, and a customized learning plan is created. Certified professionals, assisted by trained volunteers, provide 2-3 hours of weekly tutoring.

Our Needs

Operation Needs:

- BH Van or large vehicle for pickup and delivery of donations, curriculum, and program (support)

- BH Corporate Facility

- BH Advisory Board Leaders (Community, Corporate, Educational Members) 

- 50 Computer Monitors (with touch screens)

- 25 Laptops (with extended screens) for tutoring and administrative staff for program and operational support

- 35 Chromebooks for Beacon Hill Technology Centers in our 16 in-school Learning Labs

- 1 Professional Copier

- 75 Bluetooth Headphones

- 22 Printers

Program Needs:
What Your Investment Provides at Beacon Hill:
$25= Pays for one student's registration fee for Summer Bridge Camp
$50= Pays for one student's registration fee for math/reading after-school tutoring
$100 = Purchases books for a student's home library
$250 = Pays for one student to attend "Summer Bridge" tutoring
$500 = Pays for one student to attend afterschool tutoring for one semester
$1,000 = Pays for one student to attend in-school tutoring for a full school year

Volunteer Needs:
- In-School, Virtual, and After-School In Person Teacher's Assistants
- Special Projects Volunteers (Individual or Group)
- Interns: Funds Development, Hospitality/ Events, Creative Writing or Grant Research, Data Entry, Accounting, Human Resources, IT, Marketing, Programs, and Supply Chain Management/ Inventory and Logistics

Giving Activity

Mission

MISSION STATEMENT: Beacon Hill levels the playing field for low-income students in South Dallas through reading and math intervention.

VISION STATEMENT: Beacon Hill envisions a world in which every child- regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status- has an equal opportunity for academic and future success.

Needs

Our Needs

Operation Needs:

- BHPI Van or large vehicle for pickup and delivery of donations, curriculum, and program (support?)

- BHPI Corporate Facility

- BHPI Advisory Board Leaders (Community, Corporate, Educational Members)

- 25 Laptops for tutoring and administrative staff for program and operational support

- 48 Chromebooks for Beacon Hill Technology Centers in our 16 in-school Learning Labs

Program Needs:

What Your Investment Provides at Beacon Hill:

$25= Pays for one student's registration fee for Summer Bridge Camp

$50= Pays for one student's registration fee for math/reading after-school tutoring

$100 = Purchases books for a student's home library

$250 = Pays for one student to attend "Summer Bridge" tutoring

$500 = Pays for one student to attend afterschool tutoring for one semester

$1,000 = Pays for one student to attend in-school tutoring for a full school year

Volunteer Needs:

- In-School, Virtual, and After-School In Person Teacher's Assistants

- Special Projects Volunteers (Individual or Group)

- Interns: Funds Development, Hospitality/ Events, Creative Writing or Grant Research, Data Entry, Accounting, Human Resources, IT, Marketing, Programs, and Supply Chain Management/ Inventory and Logistics.

Equity Statement

At Beacon Hill we have a common saying, “Every child deserves a chance to succeed.” We say this knowing that often gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status can be barriers to children achieving that success. We have worked hard over the past 15 years to ensure that we are tackling those barriers and eliminating those obstacles to help pave the way for these children’s futures.

Beacon Hill is committed to promoting equality and amplifying the diverse voices of our community. We aim to ensure that our services are wholly inclusive to meet the needs of all who interact with Beacon Hill, including students, their parents, our staff and board, volunteers, and partner agencies. Beacon Hill recognizes the diversity of our South Dallas community and want to do our best to meet the needs of those in it.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Beacon Hill

Tax id (EIN)

42-1624235

Guidestar

Causes

Racial Equity, Education - Early Childhood, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served

Dallas, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

1402 N. Corinth Street Suite 257
Dallas, TX 75215

Phone

972-329-7779

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