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

The Racial Leadership Gap Among Massachusetts Nonprofits

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

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Jennifer Aronson

Guest Author · Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation

New report finds progress, yet much work still to do for the sector to realize more diverse and inclusive leadership.

November 03, 2020 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

Keep Listening to Teachers

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Maria Fenwick

Guest Author · Founder/Executive Director, The Teacher Collaborative

Insights from Massachusetts teachers about what they are learning and how they are responding in this unprecedented back-to-school season.

October 29, 2020 | Category: Education

Building a Stronger and More Diverse Arts Sector

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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Eva Rosenberg

Guest Author · Interim Director of Arts & Culture, The Boston Foundation

New report finds Live Arts Boston program having strong positive impacts on arts ecosystem, expanding access and visibility, particularly for artists of color.

October 27, 2020 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Don’t Let the School Year Go to Waste

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Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

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Elina Alayeva

Guest Author · Executive Director, Springpoint

Leah Hamilton and Elina Alayeva share three priorities for a student-centered school year throughout the pandemic.

October 22, 2020 | Category: Education

Views that Matter

A new report by the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston sets the ground for more inclusive public opinion research on climate change.

October 20, 2020 | Category: Climate

In Conversation: District Attorney Rachael Rollins

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

A conversation on the legacy and impacts of racism and the role of the criminal justice system in our region.

October 13, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Five Focus Areas For Schools Navigating COVID-19

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Elana Feinberg

Guest Author · Expert-in-Residence, Catalyst:Ed

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Leona Christy

Guest Author · Founder and CEO, Catalyst:Ed

Insights from school leaders engaging support from the new Mass Ready Fund to adapt and keep students at the center during the pandemic.

October 05, 2020 | Category: Education

Reclaiming Streets as Public Spaces

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Mary Skelton Roberts on the path ahead to create truly welcoming, inclusive public spaces for all.

October 01, 2020 | Category: Climate

Barr Awards $18.5 Million in Third Quarter of 2020

Grants include support for local arts and cultural organizations in Gateway Cities, a diverse, worker-centered environmental movement in New England, and a new campaign highlighting the teaching profession.

September 29, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Barr and Ford Foundations Together Commit $10 Million to Support BIPOC-Focused Arts in Massachusetts

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Massachusetts named one of seven regions in Ford Foundation’s “America’s Cultural Treasures” initiative. Regional grants to be awarded in 2021.

September 24, 2020 | Category: Barr News