What We Do. The Willie Brown Beacon is a safe place where students receive tutoring/homework help, participate in physical and creative activities, and engage in fun clubs like Cheer, Robotics, Intramural Basketball, Leadership, Music, Spoken Word, Photography, Coding and more!
How We Do. The Willie Brown Beacon directly assists the principal, teachers and staff during the school day by hosting clubs, activities and providing class-based support where needed. We work with students in the afternoon providing them with academic support, such as tutoring and homework help, as well as providing enrichment clubs and recreational activities. We reach out, and hold onto, every child's family, making sure they feel welcomed, are involved, informed and connected to the great things happening at Willie Brown Middle School and Beacon.
Our Namesake. We see the Honorable Mayor Brown's accomplishments, life and legacy, as the excellence that our program must live up to.
About Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr.
Two-term Mayor of San Francisco, legendary Speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as the most influential African-American politician of the late twentieth century, Willie L. Brown, Jr., has been at the center of California politics, government, and civic life for an astonishing four decades. His career spans the American Presidency from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush, and he’s worked with every California Governor from Pat Brown to Arnold Schwarzenegger. From civil rights to education reform, tax policy, economic development, health care, international trade, domestic partnerships, and affirmative action, he’s left his imprimatur on every aspect of politics and public policy in the Golden State. As Mayor of California’s most cosmopolitan city, he refurbished and rebuilt the nation’s busiest transit system, pioneered the use of bond measures to build affordable housing, created a model juvenile justice system, and paved the way for a second campus of the University of California, San Francisco, to serve as the anchor of a new development that will position the City as a center for the burgeoning field of biotechnology. Today, he heads the Willie L. Brown, Jr., Institute on Politics and Public Service, where this acknowledged master of the art of politics shares his knowledge and skills with a new generation of California leaders.
Biography and photos from Willie Brown Institute's website.
Make a Difference
Volunteer. Want to make a difference? Then volunteer with us! No experience necessary, just have a passion for working with kids, and an eagerness to share your joy! Send an email to WillieBrownBeacon@gmail.com to get started!
Donate. Do you want to change the life of a child? Then make a donation. When you donate, you're giving children the financial support they need overcome the obstacles they face (paying for academic tutoring, nutritious food, transportation, supplies, and more), which gives them an equal chance at success. You can change a life and improve our community.
Make a Donation
Willie Brown Beacon is a program of Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in California. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please dedicate your gift to "Willie Brown Beacon."