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MassArt Introduces High School Students to Careers in the Arts with Artward Bound

The program has been life-changing for Quanyan Nelson, 24, who grew up in Dorchester and began participating almost a decade ago. Now Nelson is a senior at MassArt and a mentor in the program. Continue Reading


Tomashi Jackson Named 2023 Rappaport Art Prize winner

Sarah Montross, chief curator at deCordova, described Jackson as “a vital artist and vibrant educator who deeply researches and responds to critical topics, past and present,” noting that “her resulting artworks also make you want to investigate their many layers, textures, and materials.” Continue Reading


Rappaport Foundation Supports Artists For Humanity’s New Fellowship Program

Five Boston-based artists became the first cohort of The AFH Artists Fellowship program—offering mentorship, community and a public platform for local artists—as we build the connective tissue of our community. Continue Reading


Register for the 23rd Annual Rappaport Lecture with Steve Locke, May 17, 2023

23rd Annual Rappaport Lecture with Steve Locke
May 17, 2023
6:00-7:30 pm EST

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The Foundation hosts “The Future is Female: Empowering Women to Run for Office”

April 20, 2023 — Moderated by Jesse Mermell, President & Founder, deWit Impact Group Political Analyst, NECN & WGBH. Panelists include Amanda Hunter, Executive Director, Barbara Lee Family Foundation, Kim Janey, President & CEO, EMPath, Former Mayor of Boston, Boston City Councilor, Tram T. Nguyen, Massachusetts State Rep., 18th Essex District, Rappaport Urban Scholar


The Foundation hosts “Does Prison Reform or Does Prison Need Reforming?”

November 10, 2022 — Moderated by Jeffery Robinson, Founder of the Who We Are Project. Panelists include Evie Litwok, Executive Director of Witness to Mass Incarceration, Kevin Ring, President, FAMM, and Chris Wilson, Author of the Master Plan, My Journey From a Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose. Learn More


The Rappaport Greater Boston Applied Field Lab 2021-2022 Annual Report

Read the Rappaport Greater Boston Applied Field Lab 2021-2022 Annual Report. The report details the projects the Field Lab students worked on for the cities of Boston, Revere, Lynn, MA and the MBTA. Access the Report


Steve Locke Named 2022 Rappaport Art Prize Winner

Lincoln, MA, August, 2022 — deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is proud to announce artist Steve Locke as the recipient of the 23rd annual Rappaport Prize. Continue Reading


The Rappaport Foundation Pledges $1 Million to Support Transformative Economic Mobility Coaching Program for Boston Families

Boston, MA, July 12, 2022 — The Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation has given a $1 million challenge grant to Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) to support AMP Up Boston, a three-year transformative economic mobility coaching program offered as part of a research study to residents of the Boston Housing Authority (BHA).
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The Rappaport Foundation Partners with the Valedictorian Project to Fund Summer Fellowship Program

Boston, MA, June 21, 2022 — The Valedictorian Project (TVP) has partnered with The Rappaport Foundation to provide $5,000 stipends to TVP mentees engaged in internships and summer programs that will further their academic and professional careers.
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Findings released from the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston’s Chelsea Eats Pilot Program

Chelsea, MA, March, 2021 — Chelsea, Massachusetts, a city of 40,000 people just north of Boston, is among the places in the country hardest hit by COVIC-19, both from a health and an economic perspective. Continue Reading