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

What is Personalized Learning Anyway?

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Jenny Curtin, senior program officer in Education, shares about what it is (and isn’t) and promising examples of key elements taking root in our region.

August 22, 2016 | Category: Education

Ten Questions with Barr’s New Vice President

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Get to know Roger Nozaki as he reflects on his first weeks at the Foundation and goals for the year ahead.

August 09, 2016 | Category: Barr News

Barr Seeks Education Program Assistant

Barr seeks program assistant to join its Education team.

August 08, 2016 | Category: Job Openings

Embracing Openness to Increase Effectiveness

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

Barr joins funder collaborative to increase openness and effectiveness in philanthropy.

August 05, 2016 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives


Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

In a challenging time for our country and world, dozens of foundation presidents join their voices in a campaign promoting hope.

August 01, 2016 | Category: From the President

Activating Creativity in Your Community this Summer

Alexandra Juckno

Alexandra Juckno

Program Assistant, Arts & Creativity

Artists are performing in neighborhoods across Boston, and the only thing missing is you.

July 20, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

New Findings Confirm Climate Risks Facing Boston

Bud Ris

Bud Ris

Senior Advisor, Climate

Projections establish a clear baseline for what climate effects Boston needs to plan for and when.

July 18, 2016 | Category: Climate

Taking Creativity to the Streets in Nashville

James Corless

James Corless

Guest Author · Director, Transportation for America

James Corless, director of Transportation for America, offers lessons from Nashville’s push for a bigger, better transit network.

July 06, 2016 | Category: Climate

Lisa Jacobson to Join Barr Foundation Climate Team

Multimodal transportation planner brings new expertise to Barr’s Climate team and Mobility portfolio.

June 29, 2016 | Category: Climate

Unpacking a successful high school design approach—Linked Learning

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Senior Program Officer for Education Jenny Curtin offers a recap of a recent Barr-sponsored webinar on the topic of Linked Learning (recording included).

June 24, 2016 | Category: Education