- Policy and Advocacy
Gerry Kittner, Beacon House
Gerry S. Kittner is the Executive Director of Beacon House. Beacon House is an after-school program based in the Edgewood Terrace neighborhood of Ward 5. Approximately 125 low-income children and youth, ages 5-18, come to the center daily and participate in tutoring, mentoring, athletic, recreational and cultural programs. Over 400 children and youth participate in Beacon House’s football, basketball, baseball and cheerleading teams. During the summer, Beacon House operates a low-cost summer camp for 150 children, ages 5-13. Beacon House is a USDA-approved feeding site and serves a nutritional meal each and every day throughout the year.