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A Testing Ground for the Ideal of Freedom

The historic Arlington Street Church, where Martin Luther King, Jr. forged a lifelong friendship with the Unitarian minister Dana McLean Greeley in the 1950s, was the setting of a teach-in organized by King Boston.

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Mehmet Annual MeetingBetter Together

What could be nicer than gathering with a few hundred friends, united by the goal of making Greater Boston better? Well, adding a dose of music from the remarkable group of 2018 Live Arts Boston grantees!

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Eastern Bank Rivers Winter 2019Championing Equal Opportunity for All

Bob Rivers is Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank, the largest and oldest mutual bank in the United States. He's also one of the more visible advocates for social justice in Greater Boston's business community. 

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The Business Equity Fund: Investing in Enterprises of Color

Launched with a $2 million commitment from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, the Fund targets successful minority-owned businesses facing the challenge of finding expansion capital.

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Cover imageGrade Incomplete: Revisiting Community College Funding

A 2013 community college funding reform law was supposed to change the funding and accountability system for Massachusetts community colleges. So what happened?

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Getting Science Achievement Right

Science and technology talent is driving much of Greater Boston's economic boom. So how well are Boston schools preparing students to succeed in STEM? 

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Philip BarashPublic Spaces Define Our Identity

Boston Foundation Fellow in Design Culture, F. Philip Barash, highlights the historic importance of our common spaces and our need to develop a more collaborative approach to ensuring their future.

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GBIO TBF News Winter 19There at the Beginning: Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

In 1997, the Boston Foundation provided a needed boost for what has become an important advocate and collaborator for social change.

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