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Boston's Booming... But for Whom?

Economic mobility is down. Income inequality is up. Boston’s middle class is hollowing out. Poverty is persistent. And wealth disparities are growing. A Boston Indicators report paints a sobering picture of how our economy is faring for middle- and lower-income families.

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Census 2020, Explained

Let the countdown begin. Census 2020 is just over a year away, and there are a lot of issues to contend with - particularly for Massachusetts. A new report and forum take a closer look at the process and potential issues if the 2020 count isn't accurate.

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An Evening of Pride and Affirmation

On November 1st, hundreds attended a special reception at the Foundation honoring five outstanding women of color—all accomplished, effective leaders in their fields, setting the stage for a new Women of Color Leadership Circle that will launch in 2019.

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The Civic Leadership Campaign Receives Record Support

The Boston Foundation’s annual campaign for the Civic Leadership Fund raised a record $2.7 million in 2017-2018, fueling the unique role the Foundation plays by serving as a civic hub and center of information.

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A New Era for Boston’s Arts & Culture

HUBweek and the Boston Foundation co-sponsored a celebration of a new creative district plan for Boston focused on Huntington Avenue, the spine of Boston’s impressive cultural district. “If we get this right,” said Paul S. Grogan, “it will transform our city.”

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Showing Up with an Equity Lens

Vice President for Programs Orlando Watkins: "I’m working with a team of people who believe we do this work in service with community and that showing up humbly and listening and working in partnership are all essential to the change we want to see."

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Our Board Welcomes Two New Members

The Boston Foundation is thrilled to introduce you to the newest members of our Board of Directors—Bunker Hill Community College President Dr. Pam Eddinger and Bain Capital Senior Advisor Dwight Poler.

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Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico: One Year Later

“Together we sent an important message to the people of Puerto Rico that we are here to help, for as long as they need it,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh, at an event recognizing the remarkable success of Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico.

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Gov. Baker Announces Black Advisory Commission Recommendations

On October 10th, the Boston Foundation hosted Governor Charlie Baker and members of his Black Advisory Commission for the unveiling of the Commission’s recommendations.

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There at the Beginning: Boston Harbor

In 1983, the Boston Foundation’s director, Geno Ballotti, became actively involved in the efforts to clean up Boston Harbor. Today, Boston has one of the cleanest urban harbors in the world.

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