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BELL and the Y Recognized as Finalists for the Massachusetts Excellence Award in Collaboration

Photo Left: The finalists for the 2016 Massachusetts Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Photo Right: Kristy Lee of New England Cable News with BELL CEO Tiffany Cooper Gueye and YMCA of Greater Boston CEO James Morton at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network's Nonprofit Awareness Day Excellence Award...
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The Greenville News: Partnerships keep students OnTrack

Published Sunday, April 3, 2016 For both parents and children, the middle school years can be an exciting time filled with change, challenge and possibility. While children are coming into their own as independent, thoughtful young people, emotions and awkwardness can also run high. To use a popular...
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Chronicle of Philanthropy: How Small Groups Reach Millions

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PARTNERSHIP: Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, is working with the Y to expand the reach of its successful summer learning program. Here, students in a BELL summer program in Queens, N.Y., mix in some dance practice.Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, runs a program to...
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American Honda Foundation produces new Community Partners video

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The Bridgespan Group: Network Transformation: Can Big Nonprofits Achieve Big Results?

In an era of tech-enabled, high-growth social enterprises, it's easy to overlook the very large, slower-growth organizations with expansive networks that have been serving children, youth, and families for a decade-or longer. But it's these national and global networks that have the reach and power...
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Stanford Social Innovation Review: Can Big Nonprofits Get Big Results?

By Kelly Campbell, Shazeen Virani, & Jessica Lanney Mar. 3, 2016 B ig nonprofit networks like the Y-USA and 4-H have been serving children and families for more than a century by providing programs that meet community needs, such as summer camps and after-school programs. Once a network organization...
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New Power Scholars Academy Video by the YMCA of Greater Montgomery

Thank you to our partners at the YMCA of Greater Montgomery for producing this video about the Power Scholars Academy .
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BELL selects G. Leonard Starnes II to lead summer learning partnerships in Montgomery County

Baltimore, MD - March 2, 2016 - BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) today announced the hiring of G. Leonard "Glenn" Starnes II as its Director of Program Operations in Montgomery County, Maryland. In his new role, he will lead BELL's collaboration with Montgomery County Schools and expand...
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Presidential Position Memo: Closing the Opportunity Gap for America's Middle School Students

February 25, 2016 Dear Presidential Candidates: We are writing today on behalf of eleven national and regional non-profit organizations that focus on expanding learning opportunities for low-income middle school students. Our organizations provide community-based learning programs for hundreds of...