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Please join the Boston Foundation and SkillWorks for an introduction to Andre Green and a discussion about the future of workforce development with an explicit focus on racial equity. This virtual event will feature a conversation with Amanda Cage, President and CEO of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.
Community colleges in Massachusetts educate more students than the rest of the state's public higher education system combined. Yet, their students are frequently overlooked for internships, which can open the door to successful careers. Please join the Boston Foundation and Bunker Hill Community College for a conversation about the assets, competencies, and cultural wealth these students bring to their internships, and the changes in practices employers should implement to support them more equitably and effectively.
A new report from the Building Movement Project, sponsored by TBF and the Barr Foundation, uses a survey of more than 400 nonprofit leaders and employees and a series of focus groups conducted shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic to get perceptions and data on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the Massachusetts nonprofit sector.Download the report
In the newest report from the Boston Indicators team, we partner with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program to explore how a statewide zoning change might unlock the opportunity to create thousands of new homes near transit hubs in Massachusetts.Download the report
A review of the three-year impact of the Live Arts Boston program demonstrates the power of making grants to individual artists to produce and perform new works.Download the report
The third installment of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2020 series looks at the looming challenges facing housing equity and stability even after the COVID-19 pandemic, and floats some policy ideas for protecting renters, landlords and homeownersDownload the report
COVID-19 has made evident a number of major challenges facing the region's fast-growing Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and has also highlighted some of the important differences between them. At this first-ever forum sponsored by the Asian Community Fund, we explored the data and heard from nonprofit leaders about the issues keeping many Asians from accessing needed help and resources.View video
In conjunction with the release of the new report "The Burden of Bias in the Bay State: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in Massachusetts," more than 450 people gathered online for a compelling discussion of the lingering racial leadership gap, and how nonprofits in Massachusetts are thinking about dismantling it.View video
Boston Indicators and Brookings roll out a new idea that could make it possible to create thousands of more affordable housing units within a half mile of commuter rail stations. But as noted in the discussion, the promising concept faces some difficult challenges to become reality.View video
Three years in, the Live Arts Boston program is making a difference in the creative community, according to a new evaluation. A new webinar reviewed the report, and discusses how the program can move forward to support the arts effectively in the COVID era.View video
The Boston Foundation presents an updated look at food insecurity before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, with new research from Boston Indicators, Project Bread and CHildren's HealthWatch, and a keynote from Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.View video