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

Barr Foundation Names Lynn Harwell as Vice President for Administration

Experienced leader to assume new role strengthening the Foundation’s operations and talent management.

June 10, 2020 | Category: Barr News

New Support Available to Massachusetts Schools Planning for 2020-21 School Year

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Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Timely support for school and system leaders navigating COVID19 and centering their 2020-21 planning in equity.

June 09, 2020 | Category: Education

Actions > Words

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In another moment of shared tragedy, profound sadness and anger, we must act.

June 01, 2020 | Category: From the President

Navigating through a Pandemic

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

An update on Barr’s continuing COVID-19 response efforts.

May 21, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Barr Commits $2 Million to Immigrant-Serving Organizations

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Newest grants in response to COVID-19 focus on supporting Massachusetts’ immigrant communities.

April 16, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Investing Resources and Offering Flexibility

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

How the Barr Foundation continues to respond to COVID-19.

April 02, 2020 | Category: From the President

A Message to Our Grantees on COVID-19

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s plans and commitments in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 13, 2020 | Category: Barr News

We Welcome Your Feedback

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Barr’s Director of Learning and Evaluation describes three ways to share feedback with the Foundation.

February 27, 2020 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

Massachusetts Wants Climate Action and Leadership

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

New poll shows majorities across demographic groups now see climate change as a serious problem if left unaddressed.

February 13, 2020 | Category: Climate

The Critical Role of Teacher Leaders

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

New research offers framework to understand the many forms teacher leadership takes, and insights into the opportunities for educators in Massachusetts.

February 03, 2020 | Category: Education