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
The COVID pandemic provides us with an opportunity to reimagine education in Boston. Join us to explore data trends across our cradle to career outcomes in Boston and explore what data on student outcomes will be available in the near future to guide our recovery efforts. Hear from community leaders about new ways that we can work together to advance equity and a just education ecosystem in Boston.
Join Boston Indicators, the Coalition for an Equitable Economy and the Boston Foundation’s Economic Inclusion team for the release of The Color of the Capital Gap: Increasing Capital Access for Entrepreneurs of Color in Massachusetts. The report analyzes the dynamics behind persistent racial disparities in access to capital and presents a set of bold and actionable solutions. After a presentation of the research, we’ll hear from policymakers, local experts advancing capital access solutions now, and entrepreneurs themselves.
In the wake of this anti-Asian hate and inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, increased visibility has allowed for a conversation about how Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities can build AAPI-led capabilities to mobilize for lasting change. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, please join the Asian Community Fund and the Boston Foundation for a data presentation assessing the current needs of AAPI communities followed by a panel discussion featuring community leaders who will share how we can meet these needs while building AAPI power.
This report for Success Boston, The Boston Foundation and the Boston Opportunity Agenda explores the many reasons why students at two institutions, Bunker Hill Community College and UMass-Boston, "stopped out" of their learning without a degree, and the reasons they did (or did not) return. The report also discusses ways in which other two- and four-year institutions might take the lessons of this report into practice.Download the report
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
Boston Indicators brought together the authors of all 15 papers in the "Seizing the Moment: Proposals for a Just and Equitable Recovery" for a multi-dimensional series of talks on issue areas from early education to transit, housing and economic justice.View video
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