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Silicon Valley Community Foundation: The Big Lift announces Inspiring Summers program partners, benefiting low-income San Mateo County children

Published Monday, February 1, 2016 The Big Lift, one of the signature initiatives of SVCF's Center for Early Learning , announced on Jan. 31 that it will invest $3.75 million over the next two years in its Inspiring Summers program for low-income children in San Mateo County. The announcement was...
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Tiffany Gueye at the Sundance Film Festival: Telling the Story of What Works

Telling the Story of What Works: Can a Focus on Solutions Help Bridge Political Divides in America? Friday, January 29, 4:30 p.m. Filmmaker Lodge We know more than ever about what works to improve the lives of children, families, and communities. Social entrepreneurs, researchers, forward-thinking...
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Volunteers from Warburg Pincus teach financial literacy with sixth-graders

January 22 - NEW YORK - BELL and volunteers from the New York office of Warburg Pincus spent an afternoon with 60 scholars, teaching 6th graders about financial literacy. Volunteers helped scholars think about the importance of savings and money management - connecting education and profession with...
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As Middle School Students Thrive in Summer Learning Programs, Schools & Communities Plan to Expand Access

DORCHESTER, MA, January 20, 2016 - In middle schools across the country, students attending summer learning programs organized by BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) showed significant gains in reading and math skills. Thanks to a new three-year $3.5 million investment from the New York Life...
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Carmelo Anthony: Mentor in Real Life, with BELL scholars

New York City - January 13, 2016 - Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks spent time with BELL scholars, listening to their hopes and dreams, and sharing advice and support. This short video was produced in collaboration with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and NBA Cares .
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Tiffany Gueye on Huffington Post: What Works, in Context

Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016 "Invest in what works." It seems simple: The public and private resources available to invest in reducing achievement gaps in education, teenage pregnancy rates, child poverty and any other cause are limited. Therefore, funding should be channeled to programs that...
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Scholars Identify Favorite Summer Learning Experiences

Summer of Opportunity 2015 Create your own infographics Published: December 21, 2015 What happens when scholars spend time in the summer creating art, visiting science museums, and playing basketball, as well as honing their academic skills? Scholars gain confidence, strengthen their communication...
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ABC News: New York Knicks Star Carmelo Anthony Gives NYC Kids 'A Very Melo Christmas'

December 17, 2015 - New York, NY - Carmelo Anthony is spreading holiday cheer this season. The New York Knicks star treated 150 children to a special screening of the new movie, "Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip," at the Carmelo Anthony Foundation's annual "A Very Melo Christmas" event in...
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Relationship Science: BELL one of eight top non-profits fighting income inequality.

Published by Relationship Science .