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

The Critical High School Years

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Recent report pinpoints key areas to help students succeed in high school and shows importance of data about students’ post-secondary experiences.

June 02, 2021 | Category: Education

Racial Equity and Barr’s Climate Program

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Director Mariella Puerto shares how Barr’s Climate Program is centering racial equity in its work.

May 04, 2021 | Category: Climate

What Do Students Have to Say about Learning and School During COVID-19?

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Kate Dobin shares findings from a recent poll on the experiences of high school students throughout the pandemic.

April 23, 2021 | Category: Education

Regardless of What Happens, Structural Racism Persists

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Awaiting a verdict in the Chauvin trial.

April 19, 2021 | Category: From the President

How We’re Reshaping Our Employee Reviews To Be More Equitable

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Nina Minella

Program Assistant, Climate

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Ali Gross

Program Officer, Education

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John Dello Russo

Program Assistant, Sector Effectiveness

Reflections from a cross-functional team bringing a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to how we work.

April 14, 2021 | Category: Racial Equity

Barr Awards $13.9 Million in First Quarter of 2021

Grants include support for expanded performance venue space, racial equity trainings for climate organizations, and support for public schools to create student-centered learning experiences.

March 31, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Next Barr Fellowship Class Scheduled for 2023

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Adapting to COVID-19, Barr extends timeline for 2019 Barr Fellows and postpones selection of the next class.

March 22, 2021 | Category: Barr Fellowship

In Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Racism

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Denouncing rising anti-Asian hate crimes and the recent murders in Atlanta.

March 17, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Barr Commits Over $2 Million for Vaccine Equity Efforts

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

The Foundation joins local funders in supporting equitable access to the vaccine.

March 15, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Time to Reimagine What Can Be, Not Rebuild What Was

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

On a sobering anniversary, Barr’s president reflects on lessons from a challenging year and new opportunities as we look to the future.

March 11, 2021 | Category: Barr News