EdVestors Announces $485,000 in Arts Expansion Grants to Boston Public Schools

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She helped kids and teachers solve problems. Can she do the same for Boston Public Schools?


Feb 11, 2023

Even the district’s staggering $1.3 billion budget can’t overcome all the inequities that Boston students face. Still, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper sees herself as a resource broker for her students, reaching out to businesses and nonprofits eager to help, an assembly she calls “the village.”

This is another area where Skipper’s local experience helps. She knows the nonprofit players in town, so she can move ahead quickly and confidently with those she feels she can count on.

For EdVestors, a philanthropy that started funding private music lessons for about 200 BPS students this year, “it looks like starting a conversation with, ‘What can we do next?’ rather than explaining what we do,” said chief executive Marinell Rousmaniere.

Read the full profile on Superintendent Skipper in The Boston Globe here.