Catherine Dun Rappaport oversees efforts to understand and increase Boston Community Capital’s impact. Catherine designs, conducts and disseminates findings from assessments of BCC initiatives. She also leads a range of related performance measurement and management projects. Catherine collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to share what she learns and to develop strategies for using knowledge to shape and enhance future work.
Catherine has spent her career catalyzing and supporting positive social change. She has almost 20 years of experience conducting action-oriented research, helping funders and practitioners to apply findings, and assuming leadership roles at mission-driven organizations. For the past four years, Catherine served as the Vice President of Learning and Analytics at the United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley. Prior to that, Catherine was a senior consultant at Abt Associates. There, she led evaluation and technical assistance projects focused on interventions intended to benefit economically disadvantaged populations. She also helped clients utilize findings to enhance organizational performance and to improve client outcomes. Catherine’s research and technical assistance guides have been published in trade journals and on government websites.Catherine also has direct experience working in community-based organizations that support low-income children. As a young professional, Catherine worked at and then founded a local chapter of Read to a Child.
Catherine was graduated with honors from Amherst College. She also received a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.