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

Announcing the 2019 Class of Barr Fellows

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Selected for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the Greater Boston community.

June 27, 2019 | Category: Barr Fellowship

What Do We Want All of Our High School Graduates to Know and Be Able to Do?

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Barr announces RFP for New England communities to build a “portrait of a graduate” – a collective vision of high school graduates who are prepared for post-secondary success.

June 25, 2019 | Category: Education

Barr Awards $17 Million in Second Quarter of 2019

New grants include support to design student-centered schools, accelerate the deployment of energy storage technology, and enhance resilient infrastructure and greenways in Massachusetts.

June 24, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Boston Globe to Deepen Reporting on Education

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Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Building on the successful “Valedictorians Project,” a broadened journalistic effort aims to increase quantity and quality of coverage and public discussions about Boston’s public schools.

June 20, 2019 | Category: Education

It's Time to Prioritize Equity in Massachusetts' Energy Efficiency Programs

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Alex Papali

Green Justice Organizer, Clean Water Action

Alex Papali of Clean Water Action calls for collaborative action to ensure that the Commonwealth's energy efficiency programs support access for all communities.

June 13, 2019 | Category: Climate

Strengthening School Leadership in Massachusetts

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Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

New report examines challenges and opportunities for ensuring every school has an effective principal.

June 12, 2019 | Category: Education

Boston Needs to Invest in a New Generation of Artists

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

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Paul Grogan

President and CEO, The Boston Foundation

This article was originally published in the Opinion section of The Boston Globe on June 6, 2019.

June 10, 2019 | Category: From the President

A Renaissance for Creativity in Essex County

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Karen Ristuben

Program Director, Creative County Initiative , Essex County Community Foundation

Progress, projects, and early lessons from Essex County Community Foundation, two years in to its Creative County Initiative.

June 05, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Walking a Mile in Our Grantees' Shoes

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Kerri Hurley

Director of Grants Management

Barr’s director of grants management shares what we learned and some of the changes we’ve made after staff went through our own grant application process.

May 16, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Barr Foundation Names New Education Program Officer

Ali Gross to join team focused on new school development and school redesigns that put success within reach of all students.

May 15, 2019 | Category: Barr News