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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.

We also are asking Foundation staff to move all meetings to phone or video conference whenever feasible. Convenings previously scheduled by the Boston Foundation of no more than 20 people may continue at the organizer’s discretion, but larger forums will be conducted via live stream. While the risk in Boston remains low, this situation is changing very quickly and we are closely monitoring any local cases. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our staff and community partners. We hope to be part of the effort in preventing any new cases, to the best of our ability, and we are paying close attention to guidance from public health officials.
The Boston Foundation sponsors a series of popular events designed to engage the community with the challenges facing our city and region. These are attended by thousands of dedicated people every year.

Upcoming Events

At this time, the Boston Foundation has postponed its public events through the month of April. When new virtual or in-person events are announced, they will be posted here.

Selected Recent Events

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Early Childhood Convening: Pediatric Parent Engagement

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.

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Health Starts at Home
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Health Starts at Home Research Roundtable

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.

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The ROI of ESOL: The Economic and Social Return on Investment for ESOL Programs in Massachusetts

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).

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What's Next for Boston Public Schools?

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. 

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Kids Today: Boston’s Declining Child Population and Its Effect on School Enrollment

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.

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Catapult Forward: Accelerating a Next-Generation Workforce Ecosystem in Greater Boston

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.

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The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019: Supply, Demand and the Challenge of Local Control

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.

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The Growing Wave of Immigration Restrictions: What's at Stake for Massachusetts?

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.

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2019 Boston EdTalks

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.

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Changing Faces of Greater Boston

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.

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Project Catapult: Investing in Next-Generation Workforce Solutions

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.

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Census 2020, Explained: How It Works and What's at Stake for Massachusetts

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.

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