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

Barr Welcomes NEA Chairman Jane Chu to Boston

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

NEA chairman’s visit shines national spotlight on arts and culture in Boston.

May 04, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

A New Model for Quality Improvement in Early Education

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Cross-Program Initiatives

Improving program quality to help more children enter school ready.

April 30, 2015 | Category: Education

Invisible Elephant in Climate Room Much Bigger Than We Thought

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report finds extent of natural gas leaks three times greater threat to climate goals than previously expected.

April 22, 2015 | Category: Climate

Understanding Key Factors Impacting Black and Latino Male Achievement

Marcos Popovich

Marcos Lucio Popovich

Guest Author · Program Fellow, Education

New reports highlight challenges and opportunities for improving the academic achievement of Black and Latino young men in Boston Public Schools.

April 17, 2015 | Category: Education

Making Our Streets Work for Everyone

Jackie DeWolfe

Jackie DeWolfe

Guest Author · Executive Director, LivableStreets Alliance

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Boston set to create its first “Complete Street”

April 14, 2015 | Category: Climate

Boston Launches First-Ever Cultural Planning Process

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

A city takes the long-term view of arts and culture.

April 09, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Readying for Rising Seas

Bud Ris

Bud Ris

Guest Author · Climate Advisor

Boston is the fourth most vulnerable city in the U.S. to the impacts of sea-level rise. How can we prepare?

March 31, 2015 | Category: Climate

Proving it Pays to Walk

Chris Leinberger

Christopher Leinberger

Guest Author · President, LOCUS

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

A conversation between Barr’s Mary Skelton Roberts and Chris Leinberger, lead author of a new report on Walkable Urban Places (a.k.a. “WalkUPs”), a promising pathway to a more vibrant, equitable, and low-carbon region.

March 24, 2015 | Category: Climate

On New Websites and Transparency

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Why website redesigns are the first move, not the last, towards greater transparency.

March 16, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Announcing Barr’s First Grants of 2015

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

Barr’s trustees award 39 grants totaling $9.9 million at their first quarterly meeting of 2015.

March 16, 2015 | Category: Barr News