The COVID-19 Response Fund has been established to rapidly deploy flexible resources to organizations in Greater Boston that are working with communities that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak.Learn more
Over the past month Boston Indicators has been releasing policy briefs through its new Seizing the Moment project. Written by a range of community leaders, briefs present concrete ideas for advancing equity and justice as we emerge from the pandemic, working to ensure that our region is more resilient when the next crisis hits. We’re inviting you to a unique event on Wednesday, April 14 to hear from and engage with these authors.
While the coronavirus pandemic has been devastating for the region’s arts sector and creative workers, there is some good news. Cultural organizations are finding new ways to build and finance space for rehearsal and recording, classes, performances, culinary enterprises, and more. Join us as leaders of four Boston-area organizations operating or seeking to build new cultural space share how they are approaching new business models, how they are faring in the pandemic, and the challenges and opportunities they see in retaining and creating new arts and cultural workspaces in the region.
Join MassINC, the Coalition for an Equitable Economy and the Boston Foundation as we map out the tools, resources and commitments necessary to achieve racial and ethnic parity in business ownership by the end of the decade. We’ll spotlight findings from a new MassINC report, Unleashing the Potential of Entrepreneurs of Color in Massachusetts, hear from leaders and small business owners about how we can come together to help more people of color achieve their business aspirations.
A new report released at the Boston Foundation lays out the needed changes to create a strong ecosystem for entrepreneurs of color, and tracks the racial entrepreneurship gap in Massachusetts.Download the report
A report from the Boston Foundation, the Boston Private Industry Council, Burning Glass Technologies and NextGen Talent explores the labor market experiences of recent college graduates from Boston Public Schools, and examines how well graduates are connecting to internships & landing “that good first job” after graduation.Download the report
A web collection and a new report capture some of the impacts and lessons learned of the Place Leadership Network, a year-long pilot bringing together a diverse cohort of place-based organizations to learn, build a network, and work toward creating more equitable spaces in Greater BostonDownload the report
Before COVID-19 forced school closures across Massachusetts, the Boston Foundation partnered with the Rennie Center to conduct a case study of the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School. The case study tells the Banneker’s remarkable story of school improvement and sustained excellence, describing how the school achieves success by creating an environment that celebrates and affirms the culture and identity of every student, family, and staff member.Download the report
During the pandemic, cultural organizations are finding new ways to build and finance space for rehearsal and recording, classes, performances, culinary enterprises, and more. On March 31, 2021, leaders of four Boston-area organizations operating or seeking to build new cultural space shared how they are approaching new business models, how they are faring in the pandemic, and the challenges and opportunities they see in retaining and creating new arts and cultural workspaces in the region.View video
More than 300 people joined in for a new report from MassINC and the announcement of new coalition in support of building out a more equitable economy for entrepreneurs of color in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.View video
Touching stories and troubling data set the tone as the Boston Foundation introduced a new pilot to inspire a just and equitable recovery in Chelsea, led by residents and city leaders.View video
On March 12, 2021, early education leaders, grassroots leaders, health care providers and child care directors explored vaccine hesitancy and what it means for the education community. They covered historical and current trends, community resources and how to support those who need more information.View video
On March 11, the Boston Foundation hosted a virtual forum for the release of a new report that examines how well college graduates are connecting to internships & landing “that good first job” after graduation.View video