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

Kalila Barnett to Join Barr’s Climate Team

As Program Officer, Barnett will focus on grantmaking for Climate Resilience.

June 01, 2018 | Category: Climate

Supporting New England Communities Under Threat and Ensuring a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census Count

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James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Barr announces $3-million expansion of 2017 Special Initiative, including an open request for proposals to fund efforts throughout New England.

May 31, 2018 | Category: From the President

New Report Details Challenges Facing Boston’s Public High Schools

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

EY-Parthenon analysis details challenges facing public high school students who fall off track, and recommends five components of integrated approach to ensure high-quality for all.

May 24, 2018 | Category: Education

Five Lessons from Two Decades of Early Education Grantmaking

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Senior Program Officer Kimberly Haskins reflects on nearly 20 years of work focused on improving outcomes for Massachusetts’ youngest learners.

May 17, 2018 | Category: Education

Young Minds Open to the Sounds of Their City

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Nick Tetrault

Guest Author · Music Clubhouse Director, West End House Boys and Girls Club

Fourth in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.

May 15, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Northeast Carbon Market Keeps Delivering Major Benefits to All

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report details sustained economic and environmental gains enjoyed by states participating in regional carbon cap-and-trade market.

May 09, 2018 | Category: Climate

From Platform to Presenter: How Boston Center for the Arts Reconnected to its Founding Mission

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Emily Foster Day

Guest Author · Chief Advancement Officer, Boston Center for the Arts

Third in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.

May 08, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Health Care's Role in Anchoring Community Health and Resilience

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Bob Biggio

Guest Author · Senior Vice President of Facilities and Support Services, Boston Medical Center

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Paul Lipke

Guest Author · Senior Advisor on Energy & Buildings, Health Care Without Harm

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John Messervy

Guest Author · Corporate Director of Design and Construction, Partners HealthCare

Second in a blog series on climate resilience and health care.

May 07, 2018 | Category: Climate

Leadership in the Storm

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Bob Biggio

Guest Author · Senior Vice President of Facilities and Support Services, Boston Medical Center

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Paul Lipke

Guest Author · Senior Advisor on Energy & Buildings, Health Care Without Harm

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John Messervy

Guest Author · Corporate Director of Design and Construction, Partners HealthCare

Climate-smart health care protects lives, communities, hospitals, and citizens' wallets.

May 02, 2018 | Category: Climate

Introducing Barr's ArtsAmplified Initiative

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

A $30 million, six-year effort focused on powerful art and bold leadership by Massachusetts arts organizations to create more vibrant communities.

May 01, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity