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

Barr Awards $32.7 Million in Third Quarter Grants

New grants will assist superintendents with public engagement; support a transportation coalition pursuing a new vision; and activate community-based arts and economic activity in Massachusetts Gateway Cities.

September 27, 2023 | Category: Barr News

A Strategy Refresh for Barr’s Mobility Work

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Najah Casimir

Program Officer, Mobility

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

A next evolution to advance equitable solutions for transportation, community planning, and development in Massachusetts.

September 13, 2023 | Category: Climate

New Englanders Welcome the Clean Energy Transition

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Kathryn Wright

Senior Program Officer, Clean Energy

Recent focus groups underscore widespread enthusiasm for clean energy and urgency for electrification in New England

September 12, 2023 | Category: Climate

Little Amal Walks Across Massachusetts

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Alexandra Juckno

Former Program Associate, Arts & Creativity

A powerful fusion of theater and public art brings together communities to raise awareness for local and global issues

August 28, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

“Helping people achieve things they didn’t think were possible”

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John Travis

Senior Program Officer, Education

A Q&A with Senior Program Officer for Education, John Travis

August 22, 2023 | Category: Education

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