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

A Day of Wellness, a Decade of Reflection

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John Russell

Guest Author · Operations Manager, POCIE

Building community for professionals of color in the environmental movement

August 09, 2023 | Category: Climate

Students Excel When Expectations for Them Are High

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Jessica Waters

Guest Author · Executive Director, Nowell Academy

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Thomas Brodnitzki

Guest Author · Principal, Impact Academy

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Janet Schweizer

Guest Author · Director, Evolve Academy

Three New England school leaders on helping young people overcome obstacles and pursue lives of opportunity and choice.

July 26, 2023 | Category: Education

why we paused for joy again

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Najah Casimir

Program Officer, Mobility

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Nina Minella

Program Assistant, Climate

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

An opportunity to practice resting, being in community, and imagining new relationships and possibilities.

July 12, 2023 | Category: Climate

Undeterred, Our Work Continues

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s president responds to the Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action

July 05, 2023 | Category: From the President

An Invitation: Help Inform Barr’s Racial Wealth Equity Strategy

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Lisette Le

Director, Racial Wealth Equity Initiative

Seeking Greater Boston leaders working to expand access to wealth for 1:1 conversations with Barr’s Racial Wealth Equity Initiative team

June 29, 2023 | Category: Racial Wealth Equity

What does it look like to center equity in HR?

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Irina Cortez

Guest Author · Managing Director of Talent + Culture, Vote Solar

Irina Cortez, Managing Director of Talent and Culture at Vote Solar on hiring, compensation, and advancement.

June 28, 2023 | Category: Climate

Barr Foundation Awards $13.7 Million in Second Quarter of 2023

New grants will elevate community voice to advance excellence and equity in New England public high schools; support efforts to address extreme heat in Greater Boston; and make Massachusetts public spaces more inclusive through artist-led projects.

June 22, 2023 | Category: Barr News

A Learning Journey to Alabama

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s president describes a recent staff trip to Alabama.

June 20, 2023 | Category: From the President

Tracy Palandjian Appointed Barr Foundation Trustee

CEO and Co-Founder of Social Finance will join as trustee September 1, expanding Barr’s board to nine members.

June 14, 2023 | Category: Barr News

Change from the Inside Out

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SueEllen Kroll

Senior Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

What does prioritizing racial equity in an arts organization look like? A new series shares stories and reflections from Barr partners.

June 12, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity