The Search Committee leading the effort to find the Boston Foundation's next President and CEO has posted a full job description for the role, developed in a continuing partnership with the people across the Foundation community.Read more
"Leaders everywhere, not just those from organizations that focus on equity and social justice, must speak out clearly, emphatically, and, most importantly, follow their speech with action."
Though our local economy was booming for years, it was failing to deliver for far too many households. With the COVID crisis providing new interest in the concept of providing guaranteed income to all residents, Boston Indicators explores one vehicle that could expand cash payments to thousands of households - building upon the state's Earned Income Tax Credit. Join us for the release of a new report and discussion.
In the second event of the 2020 Greater Boston Housing Report Card webinar series, we outline the history of place and patterns of segregation in Massachusetts, assess their role in quality of life, social mobility, and public health, and highlight how those issues are exacerbated during the COVID-19 crisis.
In Massachusetts, federal and state civil rights laws prohibit housing discrimination based on race and source of income, among other factors. Research conducted from August 2018 to July 2019, however, demonstrates that the reality is far from this ideal in the Greater Boston area. Please join us via webinar for the release of a report detailing the project’s findings and recommendations.
In the second installment of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card report series, researchers from the UMass Donahue Institute highlight the links between decades of housing inequity and lack of affordability and the spread of COVID-19 in 2020.Download the report
A new study from the Housing Discrimination Testing Program at Suffolk University Law School, supported by the Boston Foundation, finds strong evidence of discrimination against Black and lower-income renters by agents and housing providers in Boston.Download the report
The first brief from the 2020 Greater Boston Housing Report Card team focuses on the remarkable impact COVID-19 and the resulting economic disruption has had on homeowners and renters.Download the report
In a new report, YWBoston looks at the challenging but rewarding journey to improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) within nonprofit organizations. The report looks at how ten organizations, funded by the Boston Foundation, are using the YW's InclusionBoston curriculum and strategy to make progress diversifying leadership, advancing racial equity, and changing organizational culture.Download the report
In a wide-ranging discussion, Vice President for Programs Orlando Watkins and others talked with Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution about the insights and revelations in his new book, "Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities," and what Boston can and should learn from it.View video
Last week the Boston Foundation’s research group, Boston Indicators, launched the COVID Community Data Lab. It’s a dynamic website developed in collaboration with other researchers that updates a combination of metrics tracking different ways the current public health crisis and its ripple effects are playing out across our community.View video
More than 500 people joined us for the first large virtual forum of the spring, to release the findings of a study of 10 organizations who are digging into their own issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the YW Boston's InclusionBoston initiative.View video
The Boston Foundation and Latino Legacy Fund release a report from Northeastern University researchers that show ESOL programs work - but there are far too few of them for the quarter-million working-age adults in need of English-language learning.View video
Looking back at her first few months and ahead at the future, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius shared her plans and listened as a panel of her peers discussed what it might take to move BPS forward.View video