About the Foundation

The Foundation launched its work in Boston with a deep and long-term engagement on high school reform in the Boston Public Schools. The Foundation’s signature work was at Dorchester High School, which partnered with UMass Boston to undertake a comprehensive restructuring program. Other schools that participated in the Foundation’s high school reform work were East Boston High School and South Boston High School. Over time, the Foundation worked with public schools, higher education, and nonprofit partners to improve the academic outcomes for students from Boston’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Drawing from this work, the Foundation has broadened its interests in education, youth development, and community enrichment.
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As a learning organization, the Foundation built on its early experience to gain knowledge and leverage from its investments.
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