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Stanford Social Innovation Review: Can Big Nonprofits Get Big Results?

By Kelly Campbell, Shazeen Virani, & Jessica Lanney Mar. 3, 2016 B ig nonprofit networks like the Y-USA and 4-H have been serving children and families for more than a century by providing programs that meet community needs, such as summer camps and after-school programs. Once a network organization...
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New Power Scholars Academy Video by the YMCA of Greater Montgomery

Thank you to our partners at the YMCA of Greater Montgomery for producing this video about the Power Scholars Academy .
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BELL selects G. Leonard Starnes II to lead summer learning partnerships in Montgomery County

Baltimore, MD - March 2, 2016 - BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) today announced the hiring of G. Leonard "Glenn" Starnes II as its Director of Program Operations in Montgomery County, Maryland. In his new role, he will lead BELL's collaboration with Montgomery County Schools and expand...
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Presidential Position Memo: Closing the Opportunity Gap for America's Middle School Students

February 25, 2016 Dear Presidential Candidates: We are writing today on behalf of eleven national and regional non-profit organizations that focus on expanding learning opportunities for low-income middle school students. Our organizations provide community-based learning programs for hundreds of...
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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 .