Without the generous support provided by a number of organizations, foundations, grantees and funders — both private and public — the work that Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) does to prepare and support the city’s next generation of educators would not be possible. To learn more about how you can support BTR, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Support from Public Funders

United States Department of Education

BTR is honored to have received a four-year Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the USDE to deepen its preparation and induction work in deep partnership with BPS schools in turnaround and transformational status. BTR also has a five-year United States Department of Education Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant, in collaboration with Boston Public Schools, Boston Plan for Excellence, UMass Boston and Wheelock College, to expand its work in recruiting and intensively preparing teacher candidates in BPS high-need areas - including special education, English as a second language, science, mathematics and early childhood.  Additionally, BTR has a five-year Transition to Teaching (TTT) grant, which provides funding to continue the training, development and support of highly effective BTR teachers for the BPS.  All of these grant programs also ensure that focused induction work and school transformation efforts will sustain BTR graduates as teachers and teacher-leaders in the district for years to come, and include a rigorous evaluation component to determine program efficacy.


As an AmeriCorps grantee, BTR has become recognized as a national model of service to the community. Funding from the AmeriCorps program not only allows BTR to offer its Residents a stipend, health insurance and childcare reimbursement for the entirety of their residency year, but the partnership also means that BTR receives technical assistance and guidance from national and state leaders in strategies for in-depth policy, advocacy and capacity-building to achieve its mission.

Boston Public Schools

As a district-based program, BTR receives a significant amount of support from the Boston Public Schools (BPS), through both yearly funding and close collaboration with the offices of Human Resources; Curriculum & Instruction; and Research, Assessment & Evaluation. The continued support from the district has enabled BTR to innovate and grow in response to district needs — for instance, launching an ESL track for school year 2009-2010 to best serve the district’s rapidly growing population of English Language Learners. It also means that placement decisions, mentor matching and host school preparation for BTR Teacher Residents are determined through a coherent process of work in partnership with BPS administration and school leaders. This close relationship has existed and deepened since BTR’s inception, so that BTR Residents and graduates have extensive knowledge of and support from the district at all levels.

Support from Private and Family Foundations

CityBridge Foundation

Education Collaboration Fund

Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

Finnegan Family Foundation

Judy & Jamie Dimon

Dalio Family Foundation

TOSA Foundation

Shippy Foundation

Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

Boston Plan for Excellence

J.P. Morgan Charitable Giving Fund

Intel Foundation

State Street Foundation, Inc.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Ford Foundation

Motorola Foundation

Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust

W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation

Barr Foundation

Strategic Grant Partners

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