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Opportunity Agenda Board and Partners

The Boston Opportunity works as a series of overlapping partnerships including not only its core partners but more than a hundred funders, investors, education and community partners, and institutions of higher education.

The public/private partnership is entering its eleventh year and is governed by the CEOs of each core partner organization. Together they identify strategic issues facing our education pipeline in whole or in part, formulate the Boston Opportunity Agenda priorities and strategies, and provide a call to action for community stakeholders.

Boston Opportunity Agenda Partners

Angell Foundation logo
Archdiocese of Boston logo
Beal Companies logo
Boston Charter Public Schools logo
Boston Children's Hospital logo
Catholic Charities logo
City of Boston logo
Combined Jewish Philanthropies logo (CJP)
Focus on Children BPS logo
Kraft Family Foundation logo
Nellie Mae Education Foundation logo
Newprofit logo
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation logo
TBF logo
UMass Boston logo
United Way MA Bay logo

Boston Opportunity Agenda Investors

These generous investors have made the Boston Opportunity Agenda’s accomplishments possible:

Angell Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Paul & Edith Babson Foundation
The Beal Companies, LLP
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Rising
Margaret A. Bush
Deloitte LLP
Eastern Charitable Foundation
Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust
Ford Foundation
Frieze Family Foundation
Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation
John Hancock Financial Services
The Hayden Foundation
Hildreth Stewart Fund
Nancy R. Karp
Klarman Family Foundation
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Robert & Myra Kraft Family Foundation
Marjorie L. and James M. Lober Fund
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
Herman & Frieda L. Miller Foundation
The National Summer Learning Association
Partners HealthCare
Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust
Charles S. and Zena A. Scimeca Charitable Fund
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation
Matthew J. & Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation
Sunrise Fund
Sally Suttenfield Webb Fund
Verizon Foundation
The Wallace Foundation
Charles A. Walsh, III

Boston Opportunity Agenda Board

M. Lee Pelton, The Boston Foundation, Chair
Karley Ausiello, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Vice Chair
Reverend Ray Hammond, Chair Emeritus
Kelley Tuthill, Catholic Charities
Mayor Michelle Wu/Tiffany Chu, City of Boston
Angel Roberson Daniels, Angell Foundation
Mary Goslin, Archdiocese of Boston
Dr. Shari Nethersole, Boston Children's Hospital
TBD, Massachusetts Public Charter School Association, Boston Alliance
Pam Eddinger, Bunker Hill Community College
Superintendent Mary Skipper, Boston Public Schools 
Rabbi Marc Baker, Combined Jewish Philanthropies 
Marinelle Roumaniere, EdVestors
Gisele Shorter, Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Julie Asher, New Profit Inc.
Marjorie Ringrose, Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
Joseph B. Berger, University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston Opportunity Agenda Community Partners

The Boston Opportunity agenda works with a variety of community partners in each of its four priority initiatives:

A Strong Educational Foundation

Boston Plan for Excellence
Boston Partners in Education
Boston Public Library
Boston Public Schools
City Year Boston
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative 
Education Development Corporation
Family Nurturing Center
Foundation for Children’s Books
Friends of the Library
Generations Incorporated
Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy
Hill for Literacy 
Inquillinos Boricuas en Acción
Jump-Start for Young Children
Raising a Reader
Reach Out and Read
Wheelock College
YMCA of Greater Boston

On Track for High School Graduation

Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Boston Area Health Education Center
Boston Family Boat Builders
Boston Private Industry Council
Boston University
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Camp Harbor View
Community Music Center of Boston
Crossroads for Kids
Courageous Sailing
Dorchester House
Freedom House
Hale Reservation
Horizons at Dedham Country Day School
Hyde Square Task Force
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)
Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center
MIT Office of Engineering
Phillips Brooks House Association
Piers Park Sailing Center
Sociedad Latina
Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center
Steppingstone Foundation
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
UMass Boston
USS Constitution Museum
YMCA of Greater Boston

High School Completion

ABCD Ostiguy High School
Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)
Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation
American Student Assistance (ASA)
Asian American Civic Association
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Bird Street Community Center
Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston
Boston Asian Youth Essential Service
Boston Centers for Youth & Families / City of Boston
Boston Day & Evening Academy
Boston Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Boston Youth Service Network (BYSN)
B-PEACE for Jorge
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Bunker Hill Community College
Center for Teen Empowerment
Data Sharing Project
Charlestown High School Diploma Plus
City of Boston
College & Career Readiness
Massachusetts College Bound Dorchester
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Commonwealth Corporation
Community Work Services
Department of Youth Services (DYS)
Diamond Educators Mentoring Inc.
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
Dorchester Youth Collaborative
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI)
ESAC Boston
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Freedom House
Health Resources in Action
Higher Ground-Boston
Hull Lifesaving Museum
Hyde Square Task Force
InnerCity Weightlifting
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)
Justice Resource Institute (JRI)
Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN)
Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations
Mayor’s Office of Jobs and Community Services (City of Boston)
Mayor’s Youth Council Boston Youth Fund–Youth Employment Program
More than Words
Multicultural Dropout Outreach Collaborative
New England Center for Arts and Technology (NECAT)
New Profit, Inc.
Partnerships Advancing Communities Together (PACT)
Promise Neighborhoods
US Department of Education
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
Roca, Inc.
Root Cause
Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.
Sociedad Latina
State Street Corp.
Trinity Boston Foundation
Urban College of Boston
X-Cel Education
Year Up Boston
YouthBuild Boston
YouthBuild Just-a-Star
Youth on Board
Youth Options Unlimited Boston (YOU Boston)
Youth Voice Project
Youth Violence Prevention Funder Learning Collaborative

Post-Secondary Attainment

Babson College
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (Benjamin Franklin)
Bentley College
Berklee College
Boston Architectural College (BAC)
Boston College (BC)
Boston University (BU)
Brandeis University
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)
Duet, Southern NH University
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Framingham State University (FSU)
Harvard University
Laboure College
Lasell College
Lesley University
Massachusetts Bay Community College (MBCC)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)
Messina College, Boston College
Mount Ida College
New England Conservatory
Newbury College
Northeastern University
Pine Manor College
Regis College
Roxbury Community College (RCC)
Salem State University (SSU)
Simmons College
Suffolk University
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Urban College of Boston
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wheelock College

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