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Annual Impact Report 2017
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BELL Presents 2017 Annual Impact Report

Dear BELL Friends and Families, It is an honor to write my first annual report letter as CEO of BELL. Today, we find ourselves at one of the most pivotal points in BELL’s 25-year history. We are laying the foundation to scale our reach even farther to transform the lives of exponentially more...
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Math and literacy gains show BELL-powered programs prevented summer slide for PK-8 students in 34 states

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaime Crespo Jaime.Crespo@experiencebell.org BOSTON (October 2017) - Evaluation results show PK-8 students enrolled in BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)-powered summer learning programs gained an average of 2 months in literacy skills and 3 months in math...
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BELL receives record 10-year $30 million grant from Ballmer Group to expand educational access to reduce summer slide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaime Crespo Jcrespo@bellxcel.org BOSTON - BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), the largest evidence-based summer learning provider in the U.S. and a national leader in PK-8 out-of-school time (OST) education, received a 10-year $30 million grant from Ballmer...
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Lauren Sanchez Gilbert named CEO of BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), the largest evidence-based summer learning provider in the U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Jaime Crespo Jaime.Crespo@experiencebell.org BOSTON, Mass., July 5, 2017 -- Lauren Sanchez Gilbert, Ed.D., a former special education teacher and school administrator, and a Latina mother of a school-aged child, has been named CEO of BELL (Building Educated Leaders for...
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City of Providence taps BELL to provide summer learning and enrichment to 420 elementary students

PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 17, 2017 -BELL was chosen by the city to provide a 5-week summer learning and enrichment program for 420 elementary students this year. This is BELL's first summer program deployment in the state and instantly expands its footprint in the New England region. According to the...
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BELL produces results for Montgomery County Public School scholars

BELL program produces results for Montgomery County Public School students ROCKVILLE, Md., March 7, 2017-Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro will join Board of Education President Michael Durso, Superintendent of Schools Jack R. Smith, parents and teachers at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, March...
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John Holt III and Brad Sims receive the Robert B. Peterkin Educational Leadership Award

DORCHESTER, Mass., Jan. 18, 2017 -- BELL is proud to announce that John Holt III and Brad Sims are the winners of this year's Robert B. Peterkin Educational Leadership Award. Holt III, program manager for Baltimore, MD, and Sims, program manager for Mad River, OH, received the prestigious award...
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YMCA of the USA summer learning programs powered by BELL yield K-8 reading and math gains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaime Crespo Jaime.Crespo@experiencebell.org Chicago, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Elementary and middle school students enrolled in BELL-powered summer academic and enrichment programs delivered by YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and local Y's showed gains in reading and math skills, new...
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BELL sees unprecedented growth in 2016, reaching over 14,000 K-8 students at 135 sites in 28 U.S. states

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaime Crespo Jaime.Crespo@experiencebell.org DORCHESTER, Mass., Jan. 17, 2017 -- Data shows BELL experienced unprecedented growth in 2016 as its academic and enrichment model reached more students during the summer than ever before in the organization's 25-year history...