Lynchburg Beacon of Hope became tightly woven into the fabric of the LCS community. In just 4 years, our Future Centers, together with guidance, increased the percentage of seniors graduating with a post-secondary plan by 25%. Scores of students were pursuing college with Beacon of Hope’s assistance and more scholarships were given to first-generation students pursuing college and technical school than ever before.
Our Board and development team recognized that a level of fiscal stability was necessary to allow the Future Centers and other programs long-term sustainability. In 2017, LBoH began work on a $5 million HUMAN CAPITAL CAMPAIGN which would help to expand the Future Centers and launch the PROMISE. That campaign was later expanded to $7 million to include more classes.