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Voices on King 2022

The Boston Foundation was a proud partner in the presentation of 'Voices on King', reflections on the past, present and future of Black Boston with notable residents of the city. Learn more about the project on the Voices on King page, or visit KingBoston.org to explore King Boston's work.

Upcoming Events

At this time, the Boston Foundation has postponed all in-person meetings and public events until further notice. We have moved all of our programming to online platforms through at least May 2022. As new online events are scheduled, they will be posted here. For videos of select past forums and webinars, explore our Events page.

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Boston School Committee: How Governance Can Advance Equity: Part 3 - Access and Equity

The last of three events in this series, to be held on May 18th, will focus on issues of access and equity. We will discuss critical ways to engage Bostonians in the process—including encouraging residents from diverse communities to seek a seat on the School Committee, increasing voter engagement and participation in member selection, and empowering parents and teachers to connect with their local school board members—so that Boston’s school committee model becomes more inclusive and leads to a more equitable district and city.

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When the Bough Breaks, Part 7: The State of the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce

Join us for the final session of our “When the Bough Breaks” Coffee and Conversation series. This month, we welcome Amy O’Leary, Executive Director of Strategies for Children, Justin Pasquariello, Executive Director of East Boston Social Centers, and Ashley White, a Senior Policy Researcher at the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, for a conversation about the state of the early childhood education and care workforce.

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¡Avancemos Ya! Advancing Latino Prosperity in Massachusetts

On May 12, the Boston Foundation in partnership with the Latino Equity Fund and the Gaston Institute at UMass Boston hosted a forum to share and build upon the findings of a new report by Boston Indicators, '¡Avancemos ya! Persistent Economic Challenges and Opportunities Facing Latinos in Massachusetts.' Following a presentation of research findings, WBUR’s Cristela Guerra facilitated a panel of experts who discussed strategies to expand the tremendous assets Latino communities bring to the Commonwealth. The event included live translations in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

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Michelle Wu and Lee Pelton
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A Conversation on Leadership with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu

On April 27, the Boston Foundation was pleased to host an Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership special event: A Conversation on Leadership between President and CEO Lee Pelton and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. The two spoke for an hour about the Mayor's first month in office and the leadership lessons they each have taken in during the course of their time in public service and civic leadership

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Recent Reports

TBF Annual Report 2021

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The 2021 Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report from the Boston Foundation features interviews with community leaders focused on addressing Boston's critical issues in equity, working to ensure that our moment of change becomes a movement. Read the report and explore full transcript of all ten interviews.

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Recent Forum Recaps

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Success Boston announces a new shared equity framework

Leaders from the city, the Boston Public Schools, higher education and workforce development gathered to make a commitment to equity in the effort to ensure at least 70 percent of Boston Public Schools graduates make it through their postsecondary programs.

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