EdVestors Blog Posts

May 19, 2021

Building Racial Equity into Grantmaking

By Derek Lin Equity is at the core of our work at EdVestors and essential to our mission to: Advance equitable, meaningful education that prepares every Boston student to activate their power and shape their future.  Over the last year, EdVestors’ staff and board engaged in a remote Strategic Planning process to build a

March 6, 2019

Seed Fund Spotlight: Designing Engaging Learning – Project-based Learning Math and Science

Excerpt from North Bennet Street School as part of their 2018 Annual Report. North Bennet Street School has a long history of successful partnerships with other schools in Boston. The programs focus on project-based learning, which offer all students the opportunity to succeed, especially those who don't perform well in a

May 24, 2018

Affirming Students’ Identities: Supporting LGBTQ+ Students and their Peer and Adult Allies

The LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and more) Inclusive Schools initiative was one of ten initiatives selected for EdVestors’ 2018 School Solutions Seed Fund cohort.  Five Boston high schools, in partnership with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Office of Safe & Welcoming Schools, reached

March 20, 2018

EdVestors Seed Fund 2018: Growing Active and Engaged Communities

by Alison Stevens, Senior Director of School-Based Investments It is abundantly clear that young people are emerging as powerful players in our civic discourse and our democracy. The initiatives in this year’s School Solutions Seed Fund cohort are preparing Boston’s students to be active and engaged denizens of their

November 8, 2017

The Role of Critical Consciousness in Helping Students Dismantle Systems of Oppression

BY ALISON STEVENS Educators say schools can and should be teaching students how to see, name, and challenge oppression. Turn on the TV or glance at your phone and you will inevitably see examples of the racial, religious, and gender oppression evident in the world each day. Such scenes of violence, hatred, and ignorance affect