The funds will support community-based efforts to improve housing stability, and could prove to be a model for much broader housing support efforts.Read more
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Join us for the presentation of Evaluating Children’s Physical Activity in School-Based Programs, a working paper prepared for the Boston Foundation by ChildObesity180 at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Research Assistant Professor Dan Hatfield will share the paper's findings on the impact of physical activity partners' work with the Boston Public Schools, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. A panel discussion about how to support daily physical activity for all young people will follow.
Join the Boston Foundation online on the first Friday of each month for a conversation series that will seek to understand the dimensions of the workforce crisis in early childhood, what is being done to address it and where there is still more to do. Joining us to launch this series will be Commissioner of Early Education and Care, Samantha Aigner-Treworgy. In addition, the Boston Foundation will provide a preview of a forthcoming summary paper of the childcare crisis.
The Boston Foundation is pleased to host a virtual 2021 Annual Meeting, featuring a conversation between President and CEO M. Lee Pelton and Barr Foundation President and Trustee Jim Canales, plus the release of the 2021 Annual Report: Closing Boston's Equity Gap.
The United States is a nation of immigrants. And so is the region of Greater Boston. Not only is racial diversity increasing in the aggregate, but a growing number of families are forming across racial and ethnic lines. While it is a near certainty that our multiracial population will continue to grow, it remains to be seen whether all people regardless of background will be able to fully participate in, shape, and lead social and economic institutions that have traditionally been White-dominated. Please join us to discuss these trends in the growing multi-racial population through the release of a new Boston Indicators report.
A new report from Boston Indicators explores the details behind the numbers for Greater Boston's growing multiracial population, using birth and marriage records to highlight the changing demographics of the city and region.Download the report
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
On November 17, 2021, researchers and panelists gathered to discuss the new Boston Indicators report, Multiracial in Greater Boston: The Leading Edge of Demographic Change. The report, which explores trends in the growing multiracial population in Greater Boston, reveals that not only is racial diversity increasing in the aggregate, but a growing number of families are forming across racial and ethnic lines.View video
On November 4, 2021, Dr. Elsie Taveras presented results from 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. As rates of childhood obesity reach historically high levels, results from First 1,000 Days study – recently published in Pediatrics – provide a path forward for a scalable model of obesity prevention and sustainable health for families.View video
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