Programs

MassINC is proud to present At the Apex: The 2030 Educational Attainment Forecast. This analysis draws attention to the problem the Massachusetts economy will confront as the large and highly skilled Baby Boom generation ages out of the state’s workforce.

MassINC, Community Resources for Justice, and the newly-formed Criminal Justice Reform Coalition make up the Criminal Justice Reform Initiative, an effort to fuse research, public education, and civic discourse into a multi-year campaign to make the Commonwealth a leader in the field of corrections.

Creative placemaking is an innovative strategy to drive revitalization of Gateway Cities that uses arts and culture to jump-start local economies and transform communities.

MassINC's unique Civic Sense program is geared toward a new generation of leaders. Through lively lectures, panel discussions, and after-work cocktail receptions, Civic Sense offers a forum for civic-minded citizens in their 20s and 30s to meet each other and learn about key public policy issues.



The CommonWealth campaign for Civic Journalism is an 18-month fundraising campaign to continue CommonWealth’s legacy as one of the country’s leading independent news and information outlets.

“Open Minds” is a civic engagement program that, in MassINC’s non-partisan tradition, brings together people from opposing viewpoints and cross-disciplines to debate issues on their merit through dialogue, not monologue.

The American Dream Project is a multi-dimensional initiative that includes the MassINC Middle Class Index, long-form journalism in a special fall issue of CommonWealth magazine, and a major forthcoming research report prepared jointly with the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University.
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