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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 all in-person meetings and public events until further notice. We are postponing many events until Fall 2020, and moving others to online platforms. As new online events are scheduled, they will be posted here. For videos of select past forums and webinars, go to our Events page.

Selected Recent Events

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Legacy of Love, Watch Party & Discussion (Virtual)

Join WGBH and King Boston, along with The Boston Foundation, for a live watch party and panel discussion on Roberto Mighty’s new film Legacy of Love. Legacy of Love brings to light the mostly unknown story of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott’s formative years in 1950s Boston.

Watch a recording of the panel disucssion
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A Guaranteed Income for Massachusetts

Though our local economy was booming for years, it was failing to deliver for far too many households. With the COVID crisis providing new interest in the concept of providing guaranteed income to all residents, Boston Indicators explores one vehicle that could expand cash payments to thousands of households - building upon the state's Earned Income Tax Credit. Join us for the release of a new report and discussion.

Click here for the video and recap
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2020 Greater Boston Housing Report Card Webinar: Racial Equity in Housing in the COVID-19 Era

In the second event of the 2020 Greater Boston Housing Report Card webinar series, we outline the history of place and patterns of segregation in Massachusetts, assess their role in quality of life, social mobility, and public health, and highlight how those issues are exacerbated during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Qualified Renters Need Not Apply: Race and Voucher Discrimination in the Metro Boston Rental Market

In Massachusetts, federal and state civil rights laws prohibit housing discrimination based on race and source of income, among other factors. Research conducted from August 2018 to July 2019, however, demonstrates that the reality is far from this ideal in the Greater Boston area. Please join us via webinar for the release of a report detailing the project’s findings and recommendations.

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Early Childhood Coffee and Conversation

Coffee & Conversations is a monthly series that features an in-depth look at the work of our grantees, including emerging lessons. We invite donors, early childhood stakeholders and thought partners to join us in these learning sessions. Join us for this session, where experts will share their concerns and considerations for reopening and reimagining an equitable early childhood system.

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Green Space, White Space: Racial Equity and Public Places

Contemporary American cities, including Boston, have been profoundly shaped by racial injustice over decades and centuries. Join urbanists, activists, and open space experts to discuss how cities have historically maintained infrastructures of spatial segregation — and what we might do to create a more inclusive urban fabric in Boston.

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2020 Greater Boston Housing Report Card Webinar - Housing Stability: COVID and Beyond

The first event in a series of 2020 Greater Boston Housing Report Card webinars, this event will assesses households’ ability to pay rents and mortgages, the prospects facing lower-income households at the end of the eviction and foreclosure moratorium and some innovative responses from municipalities. 

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Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in Boston

TBF and the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program mark the release of a new book, "Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities." Author and Brookings fellow Andre M. Perry will discuss the historical basis and present-day implications – particularly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic – of the devaluation of Black communities.

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COVID Community Data Lab Webinar

Join us for a webinar where we discuss early findings from the Boston Indicators' COVID Community Data Lab, a new project that scans best available data sources to analyze how our communities have changed since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in early March.

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Advancing Racial Equity Through Organizational Change: Webinar

Please join the Boston Foundation and YW Boston for a lunchtime webinar during which we will present results from InclusionBoston, hear from nonprofit leaders actively working to advance racial equity at their organizations, and share recommendations, challenges, and promising practices for this work. 

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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.

Read the interim report
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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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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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