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The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in Massachusetts

Apr 2, 2018

A new examination of leadership opportunities and experiences for people of color in the Massachusetts nonprofit sector finds that, despite the desire to create a more diverse sector, nonprofits are falling short in providing opportunities to qualified leaders of color. The Nonprofit Leadership Gap in Massachusetts: A Race to Lead Brief, was made possible through funding support by the Barr Foundation, and was released today at a Boston Foundation event. The research builds upon the national Race to Lead research done last year by the Building Movement Project, which found people of color nationwide faced steep challenges to advance into leadership roles.

This Forum dug deeper into the data Building Movement Project gathered from Massachusetts reflecting the racial leadership gap within the nonprofit sector. 


Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Co-Director of the Building Movement Project

Frances Kunreuther, Co-Director of the Building Movement Project



Michael James, Senior VP of Human Resources at Old Colony YMCA,

Imari K. Paris Jeffries, Executive Director of Parenting Journey, 

Jocelyn Sargent, Executive Director of the Hyams Foundation,

Cassie Scarano, CEO & Co-Founder of Commongood Careers,

Celina Miranda, Executive Director of Hyde Square Task Force


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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m EST


The Boston Foundation


75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02116

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