To our friends and partners:Having reviewed the latest information about coronavirus in Boston and nationally, and out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling all external organizations’ meetings at the Boston Foundation offices at 75 Arlington Street until April 15, at which time we will reassess based on the most current information.
Please join us for the Boston Foundation’s first Early Childhood convening of 2020! Our discussion will highlight the importance of partnerships between pediatricians and parents/caregivers of young children.
Health Starts at Home (HSAH) is an initiative hosted by the Boston Foundation that brings together housing and health-care organizations in partnerships to support work that demonstrates the positive benefits of stable, affordable housing on children’s health outcomes. This event will highlight the work of those partnerships and review early results.
Recognizing the importance of immigrants to Massachusetts and the value of English proficiency for immigrants’ advancement both economically and socially, the Boston Foundation and the Latino Legacy Fund commissioned a study to explore the region’s ESOL landscape and calculate the “return on investment” (ROI) of teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL).
Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, Dr. Brenda Cassellius, joined us for a conversation and roundtable discussion as she shared her community-informed vision for the district.
You’re invited to the release event for Kids Today, a report that details decades of population trends that left Boston with fewer children — and the implications of that on enrollment across Boston’s public schools. This work was produced by Boston Indicators in partnership with the Boston Foundation’s Education to Career Strategy.
As the Greater Boston regional economy continues to grow, we’re seeing a rapidly expanding gap between the demand for qualified talent and the lack of workers ready to fill in-demand roles. In this latest report, the Boston Foundation’s Project Catapult and SkillWorks collaborated with Monitor Institute by Deloitte to surface and share ways that “next-gen” workforce organizations can work to improve outcomes for workers and employers alike. We will share and discuss the report’s findings and explore how together we can change Greater Boston’s workforce system for the better.
The 2019 Greater Boston Housing Report Card analyzes the relationship of housing production to residential racial segregation, and assesses how presumed best practices at the municipal level may impact the volume and nature of housing production.
The Boston Foundation's Grassroots Strategy in partnership with Boston Indicators and the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund released a detailed report highlighting the impact on Massachusetts of the expansion of Federal effort to restrict or eliminate legal immigration programs such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status, and changes to humanitarian protection programs for refugees and asylum seekers. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh provided opening remarks ahead of a robust discussion of the data and the impact on the rights and lives of thousands of Massachusetts residents.
About 200 people joined us live at WBUR's brand-new CitySpace for a night of powerful sharing by some of Greater Boston's most-talented educators, as they presented TED-style talks on pedagogy, classroom and school management, and the personal side of teaching in Greater Boston in 2019. Click through to get a glimpse at the 8th Annual Boston EdTalks.
Changing Faces of Greater Boston tells the fascinating story of our region's evolving racial and ethnic diversity. The result of a remarkable partnership between Boston Indicators and the ethnic research institutes at UMass Boston, the report explores how a global wave of immigration is bringing Boston back to its roots as a city of immigrants.
The Boston Foundation, SkillWorks, JVS, Resilient Coders and JP Morgan hosted a forum to highlight the release of the new Catapult Papers series of essays on the next generation of workforce development, and to discuss new initiatives to accelerate change in policy around workforce training.
Please join us for the presentation of a new Boston Indicators report on the challenges facing the upcoming United States Census in 2020. We will discuss Boston's return rate - one of the lowest in the nation - and the ways in which a low return rate can have a detrimental impact on federal funding and political representation in Massachusetts. We will also explore the role that nonprofit organizations can play in helping to ensure that every Bay Stater is counted.