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50 million - beyond the number

It’s been a big week at the Boston Foundation.

We are honored, humbled and touched by the announcement this week that Curriculum Associates will be giving the Foundation $50 million - the largest single gift in our 102-year history. Beyond the number, though, there are three elements of this particular gift which make it even more special in our work.

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The power of coaching

This week, the Boston Foundation joined with the Boston Public Schools, and a host of other partners at Bunker Hill Community College, UMass Boston, and nonprofit partners including the Boston Private Industry Council, uAspire, the Bottom Line, and a host of other nonprofits and higher education partners to kick off Success Boston for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Filling the gaps to expand summer teen employment

It’s no secret that summer employment for teens has largely dried up in the past 20 years, and that we can have a role in addressing it. Today, just 26% of Massachusetts teenagers are employed , down from over 50% in 1999. Greater Boston’s young adult employment lags behind the rest of the state.
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Pledge 1% Boston Partner Spotlight: Holland & Knight

Holland & Knight's Technology & Telecommunications Industry Sector Group is a cross-disciplinary team of lawyers with deep tech-sector domain expertise. The team is comprised of over 100 attorneys in the U.S. and other countries, many of whom have relevant technical degrees and non-legal industry experience. They work with tech clients small and large, investors and acquirers to maximize the value of client innovations and business interests. The team includes lawyers with every relevant type of legal expertise, including corporate law and finance, intellectual property, tax, employment, privacy and data security, regulatory compliance and lobbying.

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Pledge 1% Boston Member Spotlight: Door of Clubs

Door of Clubs logoPranam Lipinski was born and raised in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts in the town of Adams.  While attending Endicott College as a business major, he co-founded the college’s Investment Club.  It was through founding that club that Pranam developed his desire to support and harness the initiative of students who participate in clubs at schools.  Today, he is Co-Founder of the new Pledge 1% Boston company Door of Clubs

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