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Equity, Justice and COVID-19

With a special response fund and working in partnership with donors, nonprofits, philanthropy and others, we join Greater Boston in taking on the inequities made evident by COVID-19 and the movement for racial justice.

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Powered by donors, our convenings, research and ongoing policy work are made possible by the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership.
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Stories from the community

Yi Chin Chen, Executive Director of Friends of the Children Boston
Visit 'City of Ideas' blog for stories of nonprofits and leaders playing a key role addressing equity issues and fighting against COVID-19
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Upcoming Events

At this time, the Boston Foundation has postponed all in-person meetings and public events until further notice. We have moved all of our programming to online platforms through at least March 2021. As new online events are scheduled, they will be posted here. For videos of select past forums and webinars, go to our Events page.

In Case You Missed It...

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The 2020 Civic Leadership Forum: A Conversation with Darren Walker

On November 19, the Boston Foundation was proud to welcome Ford Foundation President Darren Walker as the special guest for the 2020 Civic Leadership Forum. Mr. Walker joined TBF President and CEO Paul Grogan for a wide-ranging discussion on how philanthropy can expand its work to improve social justice.

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Recent Reports

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Report | The Boston Opportunity Agenda

Boston's Childcare Supply Crisis: What a Pandemic Reveals

The Boston Opportunity Agenda updates its annual look at the state of early education in Boston, and finds the COVID-19 pandemic has put even greater strain on the sector, reducing the number of available seats and putting current care and the future economic recovery at risk.

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Recent Forum Recaps

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Video | The Boston Opportunity Agenda

Handle with Care: Early Childhood Providers at Risk

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges facing childcare providers and parents. But how bad are things, and what can be done? Those were the topics of the Boston Opportunity Agenda's update of its 2019 State of Early Education report

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Video | Jobs and Economic Development

Changing Leadership in a Changing World

The new Executive Director of SkillWorks, Andre Green, welcomes the CEO of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Amanda Gage, for a conversation on the current state of workforce development programs and a national perspective on the challenges and opportunities for building a productive workforce in the COVID-19 era.

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Video | Racial Equity

COVID's Impact on Greater Boston's Asian Communities

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.

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