Serving Massachusetts from the University of Massachusetts Boston

Commonwealth Compact was born in 2007 of twin convictions:

  • that Massachusetts history demonstrates the economic and social benefits of diversity,
  • and that our state’s current reputation as an unwelcoming place for people of color must be turned completely around if we want to achieve our potential.

To change both that negative reputation, and the reality that too often still contributes to it, civic leaders created Commonwealth Compact to encourage organizations to make significant progress by measuring themselves annually on a detailed series of benchmarks. The compact works with existing programs, and will provide additional resources, including a talent database.

What is the Talent Network

An innovative tool created for talented professionals of color to increase their visibility with Massachusetts organizations.
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Commonwealth Compact Business School Collaborative

Seven business schools are collaborating under the umbrella of the Commonwealth Compact to recruit faculty.
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Commonwealth Compact

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University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393 USA

Giving to UMass Boston

Your gift to the Commonwealth Compact helps ensure that Massachusetts achieves its fullest potential by maximizing the talents of all people.