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MISSION

I Am Beacon is the lynchpin in the community and collaborates with others to organize events, raise awareness, and give back to the community.

VISION

I Am Beacon serves to inspire and empower all individuals to make a positive and impactful contribution to their community
We champion a healthy community for all regardless of age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Providing volunteer opportunity to community residents

Providing education, resources, and effective communication

Raise awareness for issues that directly impact our community

Spotlight community leaders and amplify their efforts

MEET THE TEAM

I Am Beacon serves to inspire and empower all individuals to make a positive contribution to the community.

Reuben Simmons

Founder & President

Reuben Simmons Jr. is a Beacon native and famously known in the Beacon community by ‘Yogi’ or as the youth refer to him ‘Coach Yogi’. Reuben’s professional career has been dedicated to a life in public service. He has served the Beacon community for over 20 years as an employee for the City of Beacon’s highway and parks department. He is a graduate of our local Community College (Dutchess) in Poughkeepsie, NY and received his bachelors from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

I AM BEACON BOARD

Brooke Simmons

Co-Founder, Board member

ERIC JAMES

Board member

Brandon Lillard

Board Member

PAUL CRINIERI

BOARD MEMBER

LAVONNE MCNAIR

BOARD MEMBER

BRIANNA RASCOE

BOARD MEMBER

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