Category: Racial Equity

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Barr and TNTP Announce New RFP for Districts to Attract and Retain Talented Educators of Color

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Arlene Sukran

Guest Author · Vice President Northeast, TNTP

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Kate Dobin

Former Senior Program Officer, Education

New England school districts can apply for free landscape analyses to help understand and improve the diversity of their educator workforces.

August 10, 2021 | Category: Education

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

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

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

Regardless of What Happens, Structural Racism Persists

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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 Associate, Special Initiatives

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

April 14, 2021 | Category: Racial Equity

Time to Reimagine What Can Be, Not Rebuild What Was

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

On a sobering anniversary, Barr’s president reflects on lessons from a challenging year and new opportunities as we look to the future.

March 11, 2021 | Category: Barr News

In Conversation: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Full recording of a recent discussion between Darren Walker and Jim Canales on the role of philanthropy in creating a just future and much more.

February 25, 2021 | Category: Barr News

A Time for Bold Action on Climate

Amos Hostetter, Barr’s Co-Founder and Trustee, reflects on more than a decade of climate philanthropy.

February 24, 2021 | Category: Climate

To Advance Racial Equity, Foundation Boards Need to Take an Active Role

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Barbara W. Hostetter

Co-founder and Chair

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Reflections from Barr's board chair and president amidst the Foundation's continuing equity journey.

January 19, 2021 | Category: From the President