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

Ahead of the Heat Wave: Preparing for Extreme Heat in Massachusetts

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Sasha Shyduroff

Guest Author · Clean Energy and Climate Planner II, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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Jeanette Pantoja

Guest Author · Public Health Planner II, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Explore resources from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's first Heat Preparedness Week.

June 17, 2021 | Category: Climate

From Commitment to Action: Barr’s Racial Equity Work

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s president introduces refreshed core values, recent grant investments, and new website section focused on Barr’s commitment to racial equity.

June 15, 2021 | Category: From the President

Barr Seeks Program Officer for Mobility

Join a dedicated team advancing equity-centered solutions to climate change.

June 11, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Racial Equity and Barr’s Arts & Creativity Program

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Program Director San San Wong on why centering racial equity is necessary for achieving Barr’s Arts & Creativity goals.

June 10, 2021 | Category: Arts & Creativity

The Critical High School Years

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Recent report pinpoints key areas to help students succeed in high school and shows importance of data about students’ post-secondary experiences.

June 02, 2021 | Category: Education

Racial Equity and Barr’s Climate Program

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Director Mariella Puerto shares how Barr’s Climate Program is centering racial equity in its work.

May 04, 2021 | Category: Climate

What Do Students Have to Say about Learning and School During COVID-19?

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Kate Dobin shares findings from a recent poll on the experiences of high school students throughout the pandemic.

April 23, 2021 | Category: Education

Regardless of What Happens, Structural Racism Persists

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Awaiting a verdict in the Chauvin trial.

April 19, 2021 | Category: From the President

How We’re Reshaping Our Employee Reviews To Be More Equitable

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Nina Minella

Program Assistant, Climate

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Ali Gross

Program Officer, Education

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John Dello Russo

Program Assistant, Sector Effectiveness

Reflections from a cross-functional team bringing a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to how we work.

April 14, 2021 | Category: Racial Equity

Barr Awards $13.9 Million in First Quarter of 2021

Grants include support for expanded performance venue space, racial equity trainings for climate organizations, and support for public schools to create student-centered learning experiences.

March 31, 2021 | Category: Barr News