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If You Are Serious About Strengthening Families & Communities
Affordable and Quality Childcare Matters:


Families face many obstacles in succeeding and raising themselves out of poverty. Affordable and quality childcare is just one of these obstacles. Beacon of Hope serves many young mothers who are at least the second or third generation of their families to quit school, become an unwed teen parent and try to get by on the frayed edges of society. They have not been trained for jobs or on how to be an effective parent. Their economic survival depends on public assistance. For their children, family life is unstable with little positive guidance, supervision or emotional support. The crime and drug culture of urban street life is never far away.

25 percent of the low-income population in Atlanta's metro area live within a three mile radius of Beacon of Hope. Criminal activity (resulting in homicide and incarceration) is increasing among children and youth. The poverty rate is 37 percent. Median household income is less than $13,000 a year. Only 6 out of 10 youth complete high school.

Stronger Workforce and Self-Sufficient Families Are Created Through Affordable Childcare

Employees with inadequate childcare are more likely to be late for work, absent, or distracted on the job than parents who are confident about their children's childcare arrangements. High rates of turnover absenteeism, and low productivity increase employers' expenses. The Childcare Action Campaign estimates absenteeism caused by poor quality childcare costs American businesses more than $3 billion annually.

Beacon of Hope creates jobs by providing affordable childcare services for employees of:

 
  • Department of Education
  • City of Atlanta
  • Fulton County
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Emory Midtown Hospital
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Atlanta Medical Center
  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
  • And many more...

Families are provided with additional support services to help overcome parenting challenges.

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The Renaissance Learning Center
120 Renaissance Parkway NE
Atlanta,GA 3030