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Reports highlight challenges facing BPS grads in college - and the promise of coaching

New data show the number of Boston Public Schools grads going to higher educaton after graduation has dropped sharply, but that Success Boston coaching provides critical supports.

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New from Boston Indicators: Great Migration to Global Immigration

Great Migration to Global Immigration: A Profile of Black Boston explores how Greater Boston's Black communities have changed – and grown – to become one of the most diverse in the nation, with the largest growth coming in communities outside of Boston.

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Scott Knox

Scott Knox joins TBF as first-ever director of the Equality Fund

Knox arrives at TBF with over two decades of experience with Boston-area nonprofits, most recently as Executive Director of Root, the Salem, Mass.-based nonprofit that trains young people for jobs in the culinary sector. Since 2012, the Equality Fund has given nearly $1.5 million to LGBTQ+-led and -serving nonprofits.

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Upcoming Events

At this time, the Boston Foundation has resumed some in person events while continuing an extensive schedule of online events. Event listings will indicate whether events are in person or virtual. For videos of select past forums and webinars, explore our Events page.

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Building a Better RAFT: Improving Access to Emergency Rental Assistance in MA

In 2022, Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), , with expanded funding by TBF and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, launched the Neighborhood Emergency Housing Support Program, a one-time grant for community-based organizations to conduct proactive outreach to residents about housing stability resources. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council analyzed the efficacy of emergency rental relief and the vital role of community-based organizations. In this webinar, experts reviewed the recommendations and a panel discussion featured community-based organization representatives sharing their experiences.

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Recent Reports


(Re)Building Boston’s Early Education and Care Sector

The latest update to the Boston Opportunity Agenda's study of supply and demand for early education and care in Boston finds pandemic-related investments helped avert a crists, but a continuing shortage of places for children in infant and toddler classrooms.

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Great Migration to Global Immigration: A Profile of Black Boston

Written by Luc Schuster and Peter Ciurczak of Boston Indicators with James Jennings, Ph.D., in partnership with Embrace Boston, this report explores the changes in demographics of Greater Boston's Black communities - and a population that today is among the most diverse Black populations in the country.

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College Enrollment and Completion

This update of the college enrollment and completion trends for Boston Public Schools graduates finds the pandemic accelerated a decrease in postsecondary enrollment among students, while completion rates held at the same level of prior years.

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Recent Forum Recaps