Kimberly Haskins joined Barr as a senior program officer in 2003. Her portfolio has included early education, charter schools, experiential education, and K–12 district investment. She currently manages the Foundation’s grantmaking in early education and co-manages the Barr Fellows program.
A capstone investment building on more than a decade of progress for Boston’s youngest students.
As she retires from the field, Mav Pardee of Children’s Investment Fund reflects on the importance of creating high-quality, supportive environments for early childhood learning.
Improving program quality to help more children enter school ready.
Building on its highly successful pre-kindergarten program, Boston Public Schools (BPS) has teamed up with community-based early care and education centers providing preschool programs to share what has worked well and to test a new way to expand access to high-quality early education.
Ambitious goals and new developments set to expand and build on successful efforts to provide high-quality pre-kindergarten programs in Boston.
The Barr Foundation congratulates its long-time grantee Strategies for Children on receiving the 2014 Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.
With an ambitious, citywide goal, what’s the right scale to get started? What target population is small enough that results are achievable and the impacts tangible? In Springfield, Massachusetts, it looks like the answer is 180 families.
Barr supports organizations with strong track records of developing new and diverse leadership, like the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership, which is now accepting applications for the 2013–2014 academic year.
Applications for the 2013–2014 Class of Proteus Diversity Fellows are now open. Learn more about this unique program dedicated to identifying, recruiting, and cultivating emerging practitioners of color who represent the next generation of leaders in philanthropy.
A 2011 strategy review of Barr’s approach to early education led to new and refined directions for this work in 2012 and beyond.