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

Five Lessons Our Grantees Shared with Us in 2019

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Barr's Director of Learning and Evaluation shares five lessons learned from our partners in 2019.

January 07, 2020 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

New England Students and Parents Expect More from High School

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Samantha Alper

Program Associate, Education

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

New poll reveals large gaps between what parents and students want and what their high schools currently provide.

December 19, 2019 | Category: Education

14 New England Communities to Build a “Portrait of a Graduate”

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Ali Gross

Program Officer, Education

What do our students need to know and be able to do by the time they graduate high school?

December 11, 2019 | Category: Education

Barr Awards $25 Million in Final Quarter of 2019

Including support for new research on extreme heat in Greater Boston, strategies to diversify and strengthen Massachusetts’ teacher pipeline, and the development of climate-resilient Boston waterfront parks.

December 10, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Giles Li Appointed Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity

With decades of nonprofit experience and deep roots in community, Li will focus on helping the arts field adapt and thrive amidst change, and bringing the power of arts & creativity to other sectors.

November 26, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Diverse Group of Leaders Advance United Vision to Transform Massachusetts’ Transportation System

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

At a moment of crisis, business, municipal, and nonprofit leaders find common ground in call for bold action to address urgent challenges.

November 13, 2019 | Category: Climate

Barr Announces New Grants and Partnerships to Strengthen School Leadership in Massachusetts

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

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Samantha Alper

Program Associate, Education

10 Massachusetts school systems will work together in a strategic planning process exploring the challenges and solutions to the principal pipeline.

November 07, 2019 | Category: Education

Expanding Access to the Arts in Rural Berkshire County

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Emily Bronson

Guest Author · Senior Community Engagement Officer, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

How nonprofits and residents are confronting barriers to participation in an arts-rich region through the Arts Build Community Initiative.

November 06, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Change is Constant. How Can Leaders Support Their Organizations to Adapt?

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Alexandra Juckno

Program Assistant, Arts & Creativity

In the first year of a six-year initiative, arts organizations explore three steps to confronting and embracing change.

October 24, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Six Mobility Lessons from Europe’s Most Sustainable City

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

From Boston to Oslo and back—here are transportation solutions we want to see implemented at home.

October 15, 2019 | Category: Climate