Strategic Partners

The National Summer Learning Association

The National Summer Learning Association

The National Summer Learning Association and BELL work together to improve and expand summer learning opportunities for children. BELL regularly contributes to the Association's national conferences and advisory board meetings, shares performance data, and collaborates in several learning communities. The Association is also a lead partner for the Smarter Summers initiative, funded by Walmart, that is helping BELL serve more middle school scholars in BELL Summer.

New York Life Foundation

New York Life Foundation

In 2007, the New York Life Foundation first partnered with BELL to help increase the size of the BELL Summer program in New York City. Now, the foundation is supporting the national expansion of BELL's expanded learning programs for middle school scholars.

Target

Target

BELL and Target first partnered together in 2007 to create the BELL Early Readers Program, a component of BELL Summer and BELL After School that supports K-3 literacy. Target is reaching more than 6,000 young BELL scholars nationally with high-quality literacy instruction designed to develop their skills and confidence in reading by the time they exit the third grade.

Walmart Foundation

Walmart

BELL and Walmart partner to expand summer learning opportunities for middle school students. A three-year grant from Walmart and the National Summer Learning Association through their Smarter Summers initiative is helping BELL serve 8,000 scholars in Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, and Michigan. And, a two-year grant from Walmart is enabling BELL to serve 8,000 additional scholars in California, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Massachusetts. Both grants are also enabling BELL to create and expand its new Healthy Scholars initiative, designed to help scholars leave healthier, more active lives.

WilmerHale LLC

Wilmer Hale LLP

Wilmer Hale LLP is BELL’s legal partner, providing pro bono consulting, volunteer engagement, and financial support.