Posted April 1, 2012 in

Beacon Community Schools: Igniting Engagement of Youth and Communities in Our Nation’s Cities

Youth Development Institute, April 2012

White Paper

In 2011, the Beacon Community Schools (BCS) model celebrated its 20th anniversary. With support from The Wallace Foundation, the Youth Development Institute (YDI) took the opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of BCS initiatives across the country. This paper outlines Beacon Community Schools in their historical and current socio-political context, features exciting developments from BCS across the country and presents next steps to ensure sustainability in the next twenty years.