A new report from Abt Associates finds a measurable positive impact in Success Boston's coaching program, and examines whether that impact continues as students work toward graduation.Read more
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Next Steps for Boston Dance provides multi-layered support, including rehearsal space, consulting, and implementation funds, for Greater Boston’s choreographers. This grant program aims to support Greater Boston choreographers creating original work in any dance genre and at any career level, post-college, to move forward and take the “next step” in their careers.
The Latino Equity Fund is partnering with GBH/World Channel to bring together a lively discussion on the impact of Latinos in the Commonwealth and across the country. Please join us and award-winning veteran journalist Jorge Quiroga on October 27th at 7 pm who will engage guest panelists on various topics on Latinos including voting, workforce, and the economy.
Please join us for a discussion about the First 1,000 Days program, a novel intervention that works across early-life systems to prevent obesity, promote healthy routines and behaviors, and reduce health disparities among young children and their families. Dr. Elsie Taveras, the lead researcher, will present the study’s research findings, the factors that led to the study's successful outcomes; and what can be done to disseminate these practices more broadly.
Join us for the release of a new Success Boston report about the effectiveness of transition coaching on the college success of Boston Public Schools graduates. The latest in a series of reports, this analysis focuses on the BPS Classes of 2013 through 2016, and includes updated findings on persistence and academic performance, along with the first set of findings on the impact of coaching on degree completion. The research—and the accompanying conversation—will also discuss the characteristics of effective programs that move the needle on college completion; what it takes for coaching to work; and what we can do to maintain the citywide gains we have made over the last decade.
The latest in a series of reports by Abt Associates tracks the impact of Success Boston's coaching model on how well Boston Public Schools graduates persist in higher education, and gives us a first look at completion data from the BPS Class of 2013.Download the report
The new report from Boston Indicators and MHP's center for Housing data explores the power of "15-Minute Neighborhoods", and the opportunity for creating a network of equitable, walkable places around Greater Boston.Download the report
A new report from the Boston Opportunity Agenda shows the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the already troubling decline in the number of child care seats and providers in the city of Boston, with some of the worst impacts coming in neighborhoods where care was already hardest to find.Download the report
The 18th Annual Greater Boston Housing Report Card looks at the effects of COVID on the region's economy and housing, and highlights some of the policies that could provide permanent improvements in housing affordability and availability.Download the report
On October 13, 2021, researchers from Abt Associates presented a new report they conducted for Success Boston that examines the effectiveness of transition coaching on the college success of Boston Public Schools graduates. The analysis reveals improvement from baseline across all metrics, albeit not always in statistically significant numbers, and other compelling takeaways.View video
On September 29, the Boston Foundation hosted a virtual event to release a new paper from Boston Indicators and the Center for Housing Data at the Massachusetts Housing Partnership. The paper, 15 Min Neighborhoods: Repairing Regional Harms and Building Vibrant Neighborhoods for All, looks at how Greater Boston might create a network of equitable, walkable neighborhoods to strengthen communities and regional equity.View video
The release of the 2021 Greater Boston Housing Report Card served as a look back at a pandemic, and a look ahead to what it taught us about economic and policy interventions that could advance the long-term fight for housing equity.View video
On June 9, we heard some good news: The economic returns for students who enroll in community college are strong and positive, according to a new report from Boston Foundation, MassINC and Dukakis Center at Northeastern University. After a report presentation, we heard from panel of leaders, researchers, educators and students who shared reactions to the findings and discussed their implications for policy, practice, and investment.View video
On June 8, 2021, representatives from Boston Public Schools and Bunker Hill Community College, as well as youth and young adult leaders, spoke about their work with the Opportunity Youth Collaborative. They shared lessons learned from their work using data to address racial inequity in student experience and outcomes and their goals for the future.View video