Hear from staff and partners about aspirations, accomplishments, and lessons learned along the way.

No Time for Complacency

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Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New scorecard celebrates U.S. cities leading on clean energy. Yet, even leaders must do more to access the full economic opportunities and to address our climate emergency.

August 08, 2019 | Category: Climate

Race to Lead 2019

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Building Movement Project seeks input for a new survey on leadership and race in the nonprofit sector.

August 01, 2019 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

In the Midst of a Transportation Crisis, Let’s Have Some Hope

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Results of three bus pilot projects prove that change is possible.

July 31, 2019 | Category: Climate

Words of Advice from Seven Schools Reimagining Where Learning Happens

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Cindy Lung

Program Associate, Education

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

After two years of planning work, school teams share what they have learned about redesigning high schools to better leverage community assets.

July 22, 2019 | Category: Education

We Must Persevere

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In the face of today’s political rhetoric, the work we do as foundations and nonprofits is more important than ever.

July 18, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Barr Foundation Appoints Two New Trustees

Vanessa Calderón-Rosado and Caroline Hostetter Walsh join as trustees as Barr’s board expansion continues.

July 09, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Announcing the 2019 Class of Barr Fellows

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Selected for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the Greater Boston community.

June 27, 2019 | Category: Barr Fellowship

What Do We Want All of Our High School Graduates to Know and Be Able to Do?

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Barr announces RFP for New England communities to build a “portrait of a graduate” – a collective vision of high school graduates who are prepared for post-secondary success.

June 25, 2019 | Category: Education

Barr Awards $17 Million in Second Quarter of 2019

New grants include support to design student-centered schools, accelerate the deployment of energy storage technology, and enhance resilient infrastructure and greenways in Massachusetts.

June 24, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Boston Globe to Deepen Reporting on Education

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Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Building on the successful “Valedictorians Project,” a broadened journalistic effort aims to increase quantity and quality of coverage and public discussions about Boston’s public schools.

June 20, 2019 | Category: Education