New York


BELL established its first New York programs in Harlem in 1996. Since then, BELL has grown to serve dozens of New York City public schools across the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.  BELL partners with agencies and community organizations throughout the city such as the NYC Department of Education, the Summer Quest initiative, and The After School Corporation (TASC) to reach more scholars, deliver more time for learning, and recruit talented educators.  BELL welcomes opportunities to form new partnerships with schools and districts in New York.

BELL’s programs may be free for parents whose children attend partner schools. 


Please note, we have moved!  As of January 1, 2016, our new address is:

1460 Broadway
New York, NY  10036

Phone: (646) 588-7900

Fax: (718) 561-2141


For questions about employment opportunities in New York and New Jersey, please visit our jobs board.


local leadership


Damon Johnson
Executive Director

Damon Johnson first joined BELL's team in 2007, and since then has served as an Enrichment Teacher, Program Manager, Regional Program Manager, Director of Field Operations, and Regional Director. He has been an outstanding mentor, leader, educator, coach, friend, and partner in public schools across the city.  He has transformed the lives of thousands of scholars.  In 2013, BELL recognized Damon for his exemplary program leadership with the Peterkin Educational Excellence Award, given annually to the best of BELL’s Program Managers who display a remarkable commitment to program excellence.

Learn more about Damon.

Email Damon about BELL’s programs and partnerships in New York.