Since 2004 Ron Cowie has worked with Beacon Academy lending his photographic skills for their end of year portraits.
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Beacon Academy uniquely challenges the achievement gaps in Boston by emboldening intelligent and determined urban students to push past limitations, forge a lifelong community, and achieve their full potential in competitive high schools and colleges, and in all opportunities throughout life.
Founded in 2004, our school is the only one of its kind in the country and was founded by Cindy Laba, Chief Program Officer, and Marsha Feinberg, Chief Executive Officer. Cindy and Marsha are uniquely suited to lead Beacon Academy because of their combined past experiences in social work, education and non-profit leadership. Cindy had the idea for an extra year of school between 8th and 9thgrades after her work at a Boston charter high school. She was deeply disappointed by what she saw, especially compared to the education that the children of her more affluent friends were receiving in private schools. Cindy started Beacon Academy because she believes deeply in the ability of low-income students to excel in competitive educational environments, in their ability to positively impact school communities and in the social injustice currently characterizing our school systems.