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

Building on Growth as We Enter a New Decade

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s evolution continues with new colleagues, expanded giving.

January 15, 2020 | Category: From the President

Innovation Is Everywhere

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

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Britt Neuhaus

Guest Author · Program Officer, Overdeck Family Foundation

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Saskia Levy Thompson

Guest Author · Program Director, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Schools across the United States are leading change from within. Why don’t we know more about them?

January 14, 2020 | Category: Education

Five Lessons Our Grantees Shared with Us in 2019

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Barr's Director of Learning and Evaluation shares five lessons learned from our partners in 2019.

January 07, 2020 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

New England Students and Parents Expect More from High School

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Samantha Alper

Program Associate, Education

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

New poll reveals large gaps between what parents and students want and what their high schools currently provide.

December 19, 2019 | Category: Education

14 New England Communities to Build a “Portrait of a Graduate”

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Ali Gross

Program Officer, Education

What do our students need to know and be able to do by the time they graduate high school?

December 11, 2019 | Category: Education

Barr Awards $25 Million in Final Quarter of 2019

Including support for new research on extreme heat in Greater Boston, strategies to diversify and strengthen Massachusetts’ teacher pipeline, and the development of climate-resilient Boston waterfront parks.

December 10, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Barr Foundation Seeks Education Program Associate

The associate will focus on Barr's efforts to fuel fresh school designs that put success within reach of all students across New England.

December 09, 2019 | Category: Job Openings

Giles Li Appointed Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity

With decades of nonprofit experience and deep roots in community, Li will focus on helping the arts field adapt and thrive amidst change, and bringing the power of arts & creativity to other sectors.

November 26, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Diverse Group of Leaders Advance United Vision to Transform Massachusetts’ Transportation System

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

At a moment of crisis, business, municipal, and nonprofit leaders find common ground in call for bold action to address urgent challenges.

November 13, 2019 | Category: Climate

Barr Announces New Grants and Partnerships to Strengthen School Leadership in Massachusetts

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

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Samantha Alper

Program Associate, Education

10 Massachusetts school systems will work together in a strategic planning process exploring the challenges and solutions to the principal pipeline.

November 07, 2019 | Category: Education