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Mobilizing to Support Our Partners' Success

Dear Friends, For all of us, this past week’s daycare and school closings due to COVID-19 have presented a multitude of new challenges and experiences. We at BellXcel and our affiliate the Sperling Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI) have thought deeply about our role and we are putting into...
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Welcome to BellXcel's Sperling Center for Research and Innovation

We have exciting news to share. BellXcel has launched the Sperling Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI). Named in honor of our longtime board chair, Laurene Sperling, the Center is dedicated to increasing the quality and impact of youth-serving organizations by making evidence actionable. Too...
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BellXcel Names Educators of the Year

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA — BellXcel is pleased to recognize Darryl Woods and Connel VanDiver with its Educator of the Year award. The Montgomery, AL, educators are essential to delivering dynamic, evidence-based summer learning with measurable outcomes at the YMCA of Greater Montgomery’s Power Scholar...
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BellXcel named top women-led business in Massachusetts for second year in a row

BOSTON — For the second consecutive year, BellXcel was named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute and Boston Globe Magazine. Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker was on hand to celebrate BellXcel and other distinguished organizations, representing...
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Teachers Are Important Participants in Student-centered Interventions, Not Just Inputs

Historically, the focus of BellXcel's internal program evaluation approach was measuring student-level academic and social-emotional outcomes. We engage teachers through survey research, but often only around program engagement and satisfaction. After a review of our evaluation data and anecdotal...
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BellXcel Hosts 3rd Annual Spelling Bee in Baltimore

On April 11th, more than 300 parents, teachers, and students in Baltimore came out to cheer on BellXcel After School scholars at the 3rd Annual Spelling Bee, generously sponsored by Eurich-Thalheimer Charitable Fund. Community partners, Family League of Baltimore and St. James Academy, Inc., also...
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BellXcel receives $3 million investment from the New York Life Foundation

BOSTON (April 23, 2019) –BellXcel, a national education nonprofit, today announced a $3 million, three-year grant from the New York Life Foundation that will help the organization to expand access to evidence-based summer and afterschool learning for 12,000 at-risk middle-schoolers across the U.S...
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BellXcel Names Educator of the Year

BellXcel is pleased to announce that Angela Kennedy, Site Manager, at Louisiana 4-H LSU AgCenter, in Angie, Louisiana, is this year’s Tiffany Cooper Gueye Educator of the Year. BellXcel CEO Lauren Sanchez Gilbert, Ed.D., presented Kennedy with the award on Wednesday, March 27 at Wesley Ray...
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BellXcel: New Name. Same Vision.

Dear friends, I am excited to announce that BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) is now BellXcel! Over the past quarter century, our nonprofit has evolved to meet the needs of those we serve, and so have our name and brand identity. Change is the only constant in our organization. Yet, our...