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Opportunity Youth Collaborative Data for Impact

Can a focus on data improve outcomes for Opportunity Youth? Since 2019, the Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) has been partnering with the Boston Public Schools and Bunker Hill Community College, the largest youth- and young adult-serving institutions in the city, to incorporate a more comprehensive data strategy into their work to address racial inequity in student experience and outcomes. At this forum, representatives of both institutions, as well as youth and young adult leaders who will share lessons learned from this work and goals for the future.

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Boston Opportunity Agenda: 9th Annual Report Card Release

The COVID pandemic provides us with an opportunity to reimagine education in Boston. Join us to explore data trends across our cradle to career outcomes in Boston and explore what data on student outcomes will be available in the near future to guide our recovery efforts. Attendees heard from community leaders about new ways that we can work together to advance equity and a just education ecosystem in Boston. 

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Early Childhood Conversations Series

The Boston Opportunity Agenda launched a series of conversations for organizations serving children from Birth to Eight years old in Boston. Exploring most recent available data regarding child outcomes in Boston, these conversations center around current efforts that address the needs of young children and potential collective impact efforts to support infants, toddlers, young children and families throughout the city.

We encourage anyone working with children and families to sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on collaborative meetings and surveys. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please sign up here

Register for the Early Education Convening mailing list to receive notifications for upcoming meetings.

Interested in serving on a Birth to Eight committee? Sign up here to let us know, and to find out more about the progress being made by each committee, download the latest committee update

The Boston Opportunity Agenda in the News:

November 4, 2021, Commonwealth Magazine, On schools, Boston’s new mayor must meet the moment

September 22, 2021, Boston Business Journal, How family childcare providers are fueling local economies and sustaining the labor market

September 9, 2021, Boston 25 News, Lack of availability and high cost of child care leaving many working women in tough predicament

August 5, 2021, Boston Globe, Child care is now a major political issue. Here’s how the Boston mayoral candidates want to reform it

July 23, 2021, Boston Globe, Child-care crisis deepened in Boston during pandemic, report says

July 23, 2021, WBUR, Report Details Crisis In Boston Early Childhood Programs, Suggests Interventions

June 3, 2021, The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, $1.6 Million Awarded to Support Scaling Evidence-based Pathways for Opportunity Youth

November 28, 2020, CommonWealth Magazine, State leaders must invest in child care

November 17, 2020, Boston Business Journal, Child care supply, affordability worsened by pandemic, new report says

November 17, 2020, The Boston Globe, The COVID-19 pandemic has further cut into Boston’s childcare shortage

March 1, 2019, The Boston Globe, Study urges curriculum shift to aid Boston students’ success in college

February 7, 2017, The Boston Globe, By the numbers

July 29, 2015, Bay State Banner, Mayor cuts ribbon on Connection Center

July 29, 2015, Bay State Banner, Education chief envisions high schools of the future

July 27, 2015, The Boston Globe, New resource center helps city youths make career connections

July 13, 2015, The Boston Globe, Editorial, A needed redesign for Boston schools

May 13, 2015, Bay State Banner, School officials soliciting ideas for high schools of the future

May 12, 2015, Learning Lab, WBUR, Mixed Feelings As Boston Sets Out To Redesign High Schools  

May 10, 2015, Boston Business Journal, Out of work and school, Boston's youth have new place to go for help

May 3, 2015, The Boston Globe, Boston invites public to reimagine high schools

January 20, 2015, The Boston Globe, Boston public school grads exceed charter-school peers: Graduates of Hub’s public schools exceed peers at charter schools

January 16, 2015, CommonWealth, Striving for urban school excellence: Boston leaders mark gains, big challenges remaining