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Join us at the Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership. 

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

Early Childhood Policy Forum
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Early Childhood Coffee and Conversation: Family Nurturing Center

Join us for the third session in our series, as Family Nurturing Center shares the work of their cross-sector partnership, Expanded Partnership for Allston-Brighton Family Support and Engagement.  The partnership leverages parent liaisons to help parents get access to critical resources and information to improve health care access and outcomes.

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Recent Events

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Grade Incomplete: Implementation of the Community College Funding Formula in Massachusetts

In 2012, a new funding formula was devised to allocate the community college budget to the system's 15 schools based on enrollment, retention and positive student outcomes. This report explores the short-lived implementation of the funding formula, discusses its budgetary impacts and draws lessons that inform recommendations for future iterations of the formula.

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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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In Their Own Words: What School Leaders Say They Need to Succeed

Join us as we release the results of a survey of Lynch Leadership Academy graduates who now lead district, Commonwealth Charter and Catholic schools in Boston. The survey explored leaders' experiences with academic and professional staff development, recruitment and hiring, student support services, budgeting, and other services at their schools. It also investigated their views on whether and how these services can be delivered more effectively.

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Boston's Booming... But for Whom?  Building Shared Prosperity in a Time of Growth

The Greater Boston economy has been strong, but are the benefits reaching everyone? New analysis from Boston Indicators finds that while many segments of Boston's population have reaped benefits, income inequality persists and higher costs for items like housing are driving the middle class from the city. Learn more by watching this forum, and reading the new report, "Boston Is Booming... But for Whom?"

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Work of Leisure
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The Work of Leisure; Behind the Scenes of the Massachusetts Leisure, Hospitality and Tourism Industry

At this forum, the Boston Foundation released "The Work of Leisure: Behind the Scenes of Massachusetts' Leisure, Hospitality and Tourism Industry" - the first such study in 27 years - which is a detailed report that reveals how ubiquitous this industry really is and how much influence it has. The forum included a presentation of the report and a panel discussion about the implications of its findings.

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Conference Room Space for Nonprofits

Is your nonprofit organization looking for a place to hold an event? We welcome community organizations to use our available conference room space free of charge for their meetings during our regular business hours. 

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