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

Barr's Equity Journey

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Reflections on our ongoing efforts to advance the mission imperative of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

January 23, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Building on Growth as We Enter a New Decade

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s evolution continues with new colleagues, expanded giving.

January 15, 2020 | Category: From the President

Innovation Is Everywhere

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

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Britt Neuhaus

Guest Author · Program Officer, Overdeck Family Foundation

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Saskia Levy Thompson

Guest Author · Program Director, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Schools across the United States are leading change from within. Why don’t we know more about them?

January 14, 2020 | Category: Education

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

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