Building Educated Leaders for Life Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2021

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Building Educated Leaders for Life Chief Executive Officer Lauren Gilbert
Lauren Gilbert
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Pros
  • "You are working with underrepresented scholars from various backgrounds (ie(in 10 reviews)

  • "You have to have a sense of understanding with the type of academic work that you will be doing along with the social and emotional work as well(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Curriculum materials were not aligned to the instructional needs of all students(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee

      The company's model didn't scale

      Feb 18, 2021 - Substitute Teacher in Charlotte, NC
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      Pros

      Great mission but Poorly executed company

      Cons

      Didn't care about its people.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      GREAT COMPANY! GREAT CAUSE!

      Aug 24, 2020 - Assistant Teacher in Baltimore, MD
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      Pros

      I really enjoyed working for BELL. The work is very rewarding, but it isn't easy to get to the reward. You are working with underrepresented scholars from various backgrounds (ie. broken homes, poverty, substance abuse, etc.). You have to be prepared to work under such circumstances. You have to have a sense of understanding with the type of academic work that you will be doing along with the social and emotional work as well.

      Cons

      The program is pretty underfunded, so access to working internet, fast computers, books are not always available when needed.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great organization

      Jan 23, 2020 - Director in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Loved working here. Amazing team.

      Cons

      I can not really think of any.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good experience

      Apr 8, 2019 - Teaching Assistant 
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      Pros

      Great place to grow in your educational experience. Can use this job to propel into full time teaching. Great pay

      Cons

      no benefits. inconsistent leadership, they always leave. no job security

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Time Depending On Location

      Mar 12, 2019 - Enrichment Teacher in Gaithersburg, MD
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      Pros

      Amazing Staff at Summit Hall site in Gaithersburg Really connected with my older student cluster Unforgettable scholars Life-changing experience

      Cons

      Wish there were year-long positions

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company making a difference for the communities they serve

      Feb 6, 2019 - Quality Assurance Evaluator 
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      Pros

      Working with faculty and program staff across the country Observing various teaching strategies and curriculum at work Commitment to service under-resourced communities and partner with other orgs doing similar programming Comprehensive training on BELL tools

      Cons

      I wish there were opportunities to visit more sites. I expected to be busy through most of the summer, but there weren't enough program site matches to be truly part time.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Overall Great Summer Experience!

      Aug 23, 2018 - Summer Implementation Manager in Baltimore, MD
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      Pros

      * Great coworkers * Awesome scholars *Great experience

      Cons

      Depending on your geographic location, the interactions with the parents can be a bit aggressive and urban. Did feel like I was being tossed out in the fire with not enough prior preparation. Basically a learn as you go feel.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Great mission, poor employee culture

      Apr 25, 2018 -  
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      Pros

      Nice co-workers, important mission for education

      Cons

      unnecessary hierarchy, constant strategic reorganization leads to disorganization , and awful benefits, Limited opportunities for growth, lack of staff culture. Lack of cultural competency amongst staff.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great people

      Jan 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      People are great. Mission driven org.

      Cons

      Unproductive meetings to plan meetings

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Passion required, best job I have ever had.

      Jan 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Cares about employees, good salaries, moving forward to better the lives of scholars. If you care about children and have passion, this is the place for you.

      Cons

      Reorganized to better serve our scholars which was needed but some people of course don't respond well to change. We needed to change so I am grateful that we did!

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