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

Philanthropy and Risk

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Strategic planning has given us an opportunity to explore and define the role of risk in our work at the Barr Foundation.

December 01, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

A Peek into the Future of Transportation

Kristina Egan, director of Transportation for Massachusetts, shares how start-ups and legacy companies are forging a brave, new transportation future.

November 24, 2015 | Category: Climate

Resources for Social Sector Job-Seekers

Looking for opportunities to work for good? Look here.

November 23, 2015 | Category: Job Openings

Striving for Transformation in our Energy Sector

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

As part of Barr’s strategic planning, Mariella Puerto shares the trends informing how our Clean Energy program can best accelerate climate action in the region.

November 16, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

Residency Program Redefines Teacher Preparation and Practice

Cindy Leung

Cindy Lung

Program Associate, Education

Recently featured on PBS News Hour, Boston Teacher Residency is held up as an effective, scalable model of teaching in urban schools.

November 11, 2015 | Category: Education

Embracing Opportunities for Smarter Travel, Smarter Places

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

In this contribution to our series on strategic planning, Mary Skelton Roberts discusses key trends giving shape to Barr’s strategy to reduce transportation emissions.

November 05, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

A Transportation Plan that Began With a Question

Alice Brown

Alice Brown

Guest Author · Director of Water Transportation, Boston Harbor Now

Alice Brown, project manager for Go Boston 2030, talks about the innovative ways the City has engaged thousands of Bostonians in a new conversation about the future of how people get around.

October 28, 2015 | Category: Climate

“Makers” Unleashed

Jaime Cortez

Jaime Cortez

Guest Author · program officer

Jaime Cortez shares how the maker movement is informing Barr’s planning for its Arts program.

October 23, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

Three Trends Shaping Barr’s Arts Strategy

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

San San Wong discusses three major trends Barr’s arts team is exploring in the context of strategic planning.

October 14, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

A Critical Piece in the Sustainability Puzzle

Heiner Baumann

Heiner Baumann

Guest Author · Former Director of Global Programs

Barr’s Director of Global Programs discusses a new framework developed by Barr grantee Global Footprint Network that will measure the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

October 08, 2015 | Category: Global