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Andover Bread Loaf

Andover Bread Loaf’s mission is to promote literacy and educational revitalization in the most economically disadvantaged school systems and communities around the world, particularly in US urban public schools. Founded in 1987, ABL started as a member of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, a professional development network established by Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. A strong collaboration with Middlebury College and ABL continues through Middlebury’s masters program in English, attended by many educators trained by ABL. Andover Bread Loaf is an overarching umbrella of educational and training activities committed to transforming entire educational systems through grassroots movements that include teachers, students, administrators, educational and cultural institutions, university professors and the community itself.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Download a PDF version of the Spring 2017 Newsletter.

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Download a PDF version of the Fall 2016 Newsletter.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

A 2014 magazine article highlights Andover Bread Loaf's work in Lawrence, MA.

El Taller

El Taller, a cafe/bookstore that opened this past fall in Lawrence, Massachusetts, is a dream come true for the Bread Loaf Teacher Network. Read about this new creative hotspot in Merrimack Valley Magazine.

“El Taller has become a cultural and educational center for youth in Lawrence... El Taller is a lightning rod for youth activism and self-expression … with the open mics and all the other literary events at El Taller, Lawrence has to be the hottest place in the region for poetry.” -- Lou Bernieri, Director, Andover Bread Loaf

ABL in Pakistan

See how ABL reaches 5000 students in Karachi, Pakistan. Mohsin Tejani graduated ABL in 1998 and the Bread Loaf School of English MA program in 2004. He has been an active member of the network from '98 on. Read about his latest amazing literacy project in Karachi.

ABL in Haiti

ABL's Haiti Project is led by Chantal Kenol, who is featured in a recent NY TIMES article and video.

Teach Lawrence

Teach Lawrence is a program of the Lawrence Bread Loaf Teacher Network. Read an explanation of Teach Lawrence and see a video that explains the program.

25th Year Annual Report

Download a PDF version of the catalog.

Please visit ABL's video documentary library to see us in action.

For information, contact:

Lou Bernieri
Andover Bread Loaf
Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810

phone: 978-884-8452

Since 1987, Andover Bread Loaf (ABL) has worked with teachers to help catalyze educational renewal in classrooms, schools, and communities.

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