To promote dialogue, awareness, and understanding about prejudice and to celebrate diversity in Belmont.
Founded in May 1992 after rioting scarred Los Angeles, Belmont Against Racism (BAR) is a community-action, all-volunteer organization addressing issues of racism and prejudice by following the slogan, think globally, act locally. We focus on fostering awareness and educating the community about exclusionary practices, creating a welcoming community for all, and increasing diversity throughout the town. While BAR, in its first decade, mostly focused on addressing racism, we have broadened our mission to include all problems of prejudice that impact our town and local community.
A subcommittee of BAR, the Gay Straight Alliance Committee (BGSAC) addresses issues faced by gays and lesbians in the Belmont community.
Belmont Against Racism (BAR) is pleased to announce the availability of an
online form to request funding from
the METCO Support Fund. This form is a Microsoft Word document.
Please download this form and follow the instructions at the top of the form.
The purpose of BAR's METCO Support Fund is to promote the participation of Belmont METCO students in regular school activities and to foster connections between Boston students and families and their counterparts in Belmont.
Grants for programs or events that serve this purpose can be applied for by Belmont teachers, administrators, students and their families. BAR would appreciate receiving the funding request at least 30 days prior to the event.
Note: BAR funds may also be available for programs that fit BAR's broader purpose of promoting dialogue, awareness and understanding about prejudice and to celebrate diversity in Belmont. Please use this same application form.