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The Washington Post: Are Summer 'Camps' the Next Frontier in Helping Disadvantaged Students Catch Up?

EducationRising fourth-grader Camila Lora, 8, center, throws her arms in the air during a dance class. On the right is Yenifer Argueta, 9. Montgomery County has a new summer program that aims to helping narrow the county's persistent achievement gap. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)By Donna St...

WJLA: Nonprofit Summer Enrichment Program Helps Close Achievement Gap in Md.

BY KELLYE LYNN/ABC7 | WEDNESDAY, JULY 20TH 2016Nonprofit summer enrichment program helps close achievement gap in Md. (ABC7) | View photo gallerySILVER SPRING, Md. (ABC7) - School is in session at Cresthaven Elementary in Silver Spring, Md., even though it's July."I'm here because I want to get more...

BELL and the Y Recognized as Finalists for the Massachusetts Excellence Award in Collaboration

Photo Left: The finalists for the 2016 Massachusetts Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Photo Right: Kristy Lee of New England Cable News with BELL CEO Tiffany Cooper Gueye and YMCA of Greater Boston CEO James Morton at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network's Nonprofit Awareness Day Excellence Award...

The Greenville News: Partnerships keep students OnTrack

Published Sunday, April 3, 2016For both parents and children, the middle school years can be an exciting time filled with change, challenge and possibility. While children are coming into their own as independent, thoughtful young people, emotions and awkwardness can also run high.To use a popular...

Chronicle of Philanthropy: How Small Groups Reach Millions

PARTNERSHIP: Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, is working with the Y to expand the reach of its successful summer learning program. Here, students in a BELL summer program in Queens, N.Y., mix in some dance practice.Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, runs a program to...

The Bridgespan Group: Network Transformation: Can Big Nonprofits Achieve Big Results?

In an era of tech-enabled, high-growth social enterprises, it's easy to overlook the very large, slower-growth organizations with expansive networks that have been serving children, youth, and families for a decade-or longer. But it's these national and global networks that have the reach and power...

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

By Kelly Campbell, Shazeen Virani, & Jessica Lanney Mar. 3, 2016Big 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...

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.