BELL was founded in Boston in 1992 and first served students at the Tobin Elementary & Middle School in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood. In addition to long-standing programs and partnership with Boston Public Schools, Boston continues to serve as BELL’s national headquarters and center for research and program development. The organization first piloted its Boys of BELL initiative, tested a wide range of enrichment courses and partners, and developed an alumni engagement strategy in the city. BELL Summer was first proven to be effective in Boston through a rigorous, independent study.

The organization continues to serve as a strategic partner to Boston Public Schools and welcomes opportunities to form new partnerships with schools and districts throughout Massachusetts.

Join BELL’s team in Massachusetts.


60 Clayton Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

Phone: (617) 282-1567

Fax: (617) 282-2698

local leadership

Nhut John Nguyen
Director of Program Operations

John is responsible for program implementation, quality, and impact for all of our Boston-based programs.  He joined BELL by way of Texas, where he was most recently Principal of the IDEA public school college prep program in Weslaco, TX.  In this role, he had responsibility for all aspects of the instructional program, school environment, and fiscal health of the school.   John worked initially as a science teacher and instructional coach before moving into leadership roles.  

john [dot] nguyen [at] experienceBELL [dot] org (Email John )about BELL's programs and partnerships in Massachusetts.