Lynchburg Beacon of Hope

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Year Founded:
2011
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Laura Hamilton
Main Address:
2600 Memorial Avenue
Suite 106
Lynchburg, VA 24501

What We Do

The future of Lynchburg and our region’s economic core depends on our collective ability to maximize the potential of our young people now. Beacon of Hope exists to give Lynchburg’s young people fair and equitable access to higher education and technical certification training programs after high school. This goal is universal in scope while also specifically assisting economically disadvantaged students and first-generation students – the first in their family to attend college. This kind of proactive investment in Lynchburg’s youth ensures a secure economic future—not just for our young workers and their families—but for this region as a whole.

Through Beacon of Hope’s innovative High School Future Centers, middle and elementary school college access programming that is flourishing in our City Schools, bridge programs connecting our LCS graduates to college and careers, college success programs ensuring that students make a successful transition into college and university, and financial aid navigation available to families across the community—Lynchburg Beacon of Hope is working to change the workforce development landscape in Lynchburg.

Interesting Info

Over 500 LCS students have received scholarships to pursue college or technical certification from Beacon of Hope since 2012.
46% of the LCS Class of 2020 chose to utilize Beacon of Hope's Stay Close, Go Far Promise, receiving financial and personal support for their future.
Seven million dollars have been invested by the Lynchburg community to help pay for student scholarships for the Classes of 2019-2024, and hopefully beyond.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Corn-A-Ment Committee
Repeats every day until Tue Jun 01 2021.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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FRIENDS of Beacon of Hope
Repeats every day until Sat Oct 09 2021.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Virtual Tutoring
Repeats every day until Sat Oct 09 2021.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Beacon Buddy
Repeats every day until Sat Oct 09 2021.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Upcoming Events

Corn-A-Ment 2021 May 15, 2021 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
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