On May 19, the Boston Foundation hosted the release of the ninth edition of the Boston Opportunity Agenda Report Card. Officially the Ninth Annual Boston Opportunity Report Card, this year’s edition uses data from 2019-20 and 2020-21 to capture how some of the learning landscape from early childhood to adult education has changed during over a year of pandemic-disrupted learning and data.
Opportunity Agenda Chair Deborah Rambo, the President of Catholic Charities, emceed the festivities, which included a tribute to outgoing Boston Foundation President and CEO with Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, Chair Emeritus of the Opportunity Agenda
The pandemic has encouraged creative innovation among several programs, and the remaining time in the event was spent with five presentations from Boston Opportunity Agenda partners:
Elizabeth Santana, Owner, Heavenly Stars Child Care & Learning Center
Melinda Weber, Program Director, Shared Services Massachusetts
Ayele Shakur, CEO, Campus Without Walls
Yarice Hildalgo, Executive Director, Fontbonne
Katrina Shaw, CEO, Freedom House
Kathy Hamilton, Youth Transitions Director, Boston Private Industry Council
The presentations highlighted changes and opportunities throughout the early education to college pipeline, leaving participants with ideas and areas to explore further.