About Us


The Emory Beacon of Light, Inc. (EBOL) an outgrowth of the ministries of the Emory United Methodist Church was established in 1996 as a not for profit, 501(c) 3 community development organization.

Since 1996, EBOL has served as a dynamic change agent within the Brightwood community and surrounding area offering a wide range of services that have dramatically enhanced the economic and social vitality of the neighborhood.

Vision Statement

Cultivate a socially, economically, and culturally vibrant Brightwood Community by empowering the least, the last, and the lost.

Mission Statement

To provide access and opportunities to marginalized community members through affordable housing, supplemental food programs, small business development, and enhanced educational programs.

Our Goals

Our goals support EBOL’s holistic approach to community and economic development and serve as the catalyst for systemic change within the Brightwood community and beyond leading to improve the quality of life for all.

Goal 1: Create Transitional, Affordable and Permanent Housing
Goal 2: Comprehensive Services for Transient Men, Women and Children
Goal 3: Create Broad-based Educational Programs for Youth and Adults
Goal 4: Health and Recreation Services
Goal 5: Immigration Services
Goal 6: Business and Economic Development