Barr Foundation Knowledge Center

This collection includes publications and resources from our partners and in our program areas, both current and legacy. These resources are completely free to access and download. Most of these works were funded by the Barr Foundation. We may occasionally feature items relevant to our program areas which were not funded by Barr. Please be aware that views expressed are not necessarily those of the Barr Foundation. We encourage you to search our collection and suggest potential content to include (use "Suggest an Addition"). For questions or assistance, please contact feedback@barrfoundation.org.
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Lovelyn Marques-Prueher: An agent of change, both in and out of the classroom

November 1, 2019

An article published by Education First on the importance of teacher leadership.

Education - Invest in Educators

Rachel Estariz: Leading through professional learning

November 1, 2019

An article published by Education First on the importance of teach leadership.

Education - Invest in Educators

Casey Jackson: Returning to the classroom to lead

November 1, 2019

An article published by Education First on the importance of teacher leadersip.

Education - Invest in Educators

Tennessee Department of Education: Making Teacher Leadership a statewide priority

November 1, 2019

As teacher leaders have expanded their impact in schools and districts around the country, the role that the state education agency could play in supporting and elevating their work has continued to evolve. Tennessee is one example of a state that made teacher leadership a priority, resulting in lessons learned, and systems and tools to support the growth and expansion of leadership efforts statewide.

Education - Invest in Educators

Eric Hale & Keisha Rembert: Leveraging practice to lead policy

November 1, 2019

An article published by Education First on the importance of teacher leadership.

Education - Invest in Educators

Showcasing and serving Boston's evolving Asian cultures: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

March 12, 2019

At Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), evidence of how arts, culture and creativity foster connection are all around.From dumpling cooking classes, which offer a window into Chinese culture for some and a chance to pass on their cultural heritage for others; to expressive arts therapy for children with autism and their families; to events designed to engage Bostonians in the area's evolving Asian cultures, including festivals, concerts, classes and artwork showcased in the new Pao Arts Center.

Only Connect: How an Investment in Relationships Among Social Change Leaders Is Changing Them, Their Organizations, and Their City

June 18, 2013

Key Points· After years of leading social-sector organizations in an environment where competition is more the norm than collaboration, many gifted leaders are near burnout, unable to maximize their gifts. Since 2005, the Barr Fellowship has been changing that in Boston.· This network of leaders, created by the Barr Foundation, is based on the hypothesis that recognizing talented leaders and investing in their personal growth and connections with one another will result in individual, collective, and city transformation.· A longtime funder of networks, Barr designed the fellowship as a "connectivity" network, where collective actions and shared agendas might emerge but would not be imposed. In this way, the fellowship exemplifies what has been described as "ambidextrous philanthropy" – rooted in strategy yet also in values; focused on outcomes, yet also responsive.· This article describes the theory of change; strategy; evaluation methodology (including network mapping); results – for Barr Fellows, their organizations, and Boston; and how the program fits within an approach to philanthropy that embraces the long view. It discusses implications for funders interested in supporting connectivity networks.

Nonprofit Sector Effectiveness

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