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We bring people and resources together to solve Boston’s big problems.

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Education, workforce development, and a discussion of the role of Philanthopy in addressing opioids are among our upcoming events .
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Boston Neighborhood Fellows

Our Boston Neighborhood Fellows program gives community-based leaders 2-year fellowships to expand skills, build networks, and more 
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Recent Reports

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Report | Jobs and Economic Development

The Catapult Papers: Essays on the Future of Workforce Development

This compilation of the four-part Catapult Papers series, with commentary from Paul Grogan and JVS Boston CEO Jerry Rubin, explores the necessary changes JVS and other organizations have made to become "Next Gen workforce organizations" that can support employers and workers and create scalable models in a tight labor market.

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Recent Forums

Video | Jobs and Economic Development

The Catapult Papers: Essays on the Future of Workforce Development

At the release of a new series of papers on the next generation of workforce development, panelists worked to unpack the challenges and opportunities a tight labor market provides for workforce development, and the tools and strategies smart organizations are already using.

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Eileen McAnneny presents at the Grade Incomplete forum

Video | Education

Grade Incomplete: Understanding Boston Forum

In a highly engaging Understanding Boston forum, community college funding took center stage. The Boston Foundation and Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation presented an examination of the fate of the Massachusetts' community college performace funding formula, and college presidents and the audience joined in a vibrant discussion of funding, private support and the opportunities and challenges facing the 15-campus system.

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Video | Civic Leadership

Census 2020 Explained

An October 24 forum for the release of the new Boston Indicators report "Census 2020, Explained" highlighted the critical importance of an accurate Census for Massachusetts, and featured an interesting conversation with the regional director for the US Census.

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