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

New Reports Offer Primer for Clean Energy Future

Amy Longsworth, director of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, introduces a new series of reports to inform critical debates about the path to a cleaner, more reliable, more affordable energy future for our region.

September 15, 2015 | Category: Climate

What Does It Take to Bring Good Ideas to Scale?

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Guest Author · President & Executive Director, Boston After School & Beyond

Chris Smith shares how the Summer Learning Project helped 6,500 Boston children return to school ready and motivated to learn.

September 10, 2015 | Category: Education

Pope Rallies Mayors to Lead on Climate Change

Johanna Partin

Johanna Partin

Guest Author · Director of Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Following his new Encyclical on the urgency for action on climate, and with global talks on the horizon, Pope Francis gathered leaders from cities that are already taking up the challenge.

September 02, 2015 | Category: Climate

Meet the Newest Member of Barr’s Arts Team

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

A conversation with Jaime Cortez.

August 19, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

A New Cohort of Barr Fellows Commences with Learning Journey

Kerri Hurley

Kerri Hurley

Director of Grants Management

Barr’s director of grants management, Kerri Hurley, reflects on travels through Bolivia with the 2015 Barr Fellows.

August 04, 2015 | Category: Barr Fellows

Why Art Should Imitate the New America

Alexandra Juckno

Alexandra Juckno

Program Assistant, Arts & Creativity

National trends and demographic data shared by Dr. Manuel Pastor continue to resonate with the Boston arts community.

July 29, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

“How New Audiences Came Through our Doors”

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

The leaders of two Boston-based theaters share what they’ve learned from successful efforts to diversify audiences.

July 22, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Northeast Energy Program Lifting Economies and Lowering Emissions

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report shows states participating in most recent phase of regional carbon cap-and-trade are experiencing significant economic benefits while dramatically reducing emissions.

July 20, 2015 | Category: Climate

An Update On Our Planning Efforts

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

What to expect in the months ahead at Barr.

July 14, 2015 | Category: From the President

National and Local Supporters Rally Behind Boston’s Disconnected Youth

Marcos Popovich

Marcos Lucio Popovich

Guest Author · Program Fellow, Education

$810,000 in national funding helps stalled high school graduates jump start their future.

July 07, 2015 | Category: Education