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The Boston Foundation has contracted with the Center for Social Policy as an analytical and evaluation partner for a five year period, December 1, 2010 to November 30, 2015, to maximize effectiveness and create alignment among its people and place based efforts in Boston’s Fairmount commuter rail corridor. The geographic area, encompassing Fairmount neighborhoods which are home to approximately 88,000 residents, extends for 9.2 miles from the Newmarket Transit Station in the north to the Readville Transit Station in the south.

The detail to follow in this report provides an overview of each of the four initiatives, its progress over the past quarter, from July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011, as well as the Center’s completed and upcoming evaluative and analytical work.

The LONG TERM GOALS, as delineated in The Boston Foundation’s Outcome plan with the Center for Social Policy, provide a structure for the content to follow.


Center for Social Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston



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