Kimberly Haskins joined Barr as a senior program officer in 2003. She currently supports Barr’s Sector Effectiveness efforts, focusing on the leadership and informed decision-making segments of the portfolio. As part of this role, she manages the Barr Fellowship.
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.
In December 2011, Massachusetts was named one of only nine states to receive grants under the federal “Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge,” a successor to the Obama Administration’s competitive K–12 “Race to the Top” program.