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BELL welcomes Laura Samberg to its governing Board of Directors

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Photo: Scholars welcome Laura to BELL's Board of Directors in a summer selfie.

June 3, 2014 - Dorchester, MA - Today BELL announced that Laura Samberg has joined its national Board of Directors. Laura is the Executive Director of the Samberg Family Foundation, which focuses its grantmaking on education and youth development, health, and Jewish issues.

Upon joining the board, Laura reflected on how she became connected to BELL's mission. "Our family foundation first learned about BELL through its summer program in New York City, and we were immediately drawn in. Summer learning loss is a challenge for all kids and especially those in low-income communities, and BELL is addressing it head-on and with great success."

Laura and the Samberg Family Foundation first supported BELL in 2006. Since then, the foundation has served as a co-investor in BELL's recent strategic growth plan, along with the Social Innovation Fund and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, among others. The foundation's grants have enabled BELL to strengthen its summer learning programs in New York and build new partnerships with the Department of Education and its Summer Quest initiative, the Department of Youth & Community Development, and other youth-serving organizations across the city.

"BELL is unwavering in the high expectations it holds not only for its scholars but for itself as a measurement-oriented organization, continually striving to learn and improve. My respect for BELL and its leadership has deepened over time and I am thrilled to be a board member as the organization pursues its plans to provide more and more scholars with quality learning and enrichment opportunities."

Laura's prior experience includes more than twenty years conducting and managing research and policy work on education and children's health and issues in the corporate and non-profit sectors, at the Institute of Educational Leadership, R.O.W. Sciences, and the American Council on Education.

Laura is also on the boards of College Summit, Harlem Children's Zone, the Jewish Outreach Institute, and Project HEALTH.

She has a B.A. in History from Cornell University and a M.A. in Education from Stanford University.

She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two children.

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