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BELL receives $600K from Target

BELL receives $600K from Target

Boston Business Journal by Mary Moore, Reporter

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 2:27pm EST
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 3:49pm EST

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An elementary school reading initiative of BELL will receive $600,000 from Target Inc.

Target Corp.(NYSE: TGT) has donated $600,000 to BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) to support the organization's Early Readers initiative, which is geared for students up until third grade.

The initiative, which will support programming in Boston, Springfield and in five other states, is designed to help students strengthen their literacy skills in BELL after-school and summer programs, based in urban areas nationwide, according to a news release from BELL. The money will help BELL hire and train certified teachers, college student tutors, and others to lead the Early Readers program in participating public schools.

Based in Boston, BELL provides after-school and summer academic programs and operates in five states.

This contribution is part of a larger Target giving program aimed at helping more children read proficiently by the end of third grade, the press release said. To that end, Target is donating a total of $50 million to educators, schools and nonprofit organizations across the country, according to the release.

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