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“We’re personally committed to the idea that coaching through college completion—and on into the first job—is the next big step.”
Success Boston Supporters Belden and Pamela Daniels

While Boston Public Schools graduates’ college enrollment rates rival the nation’s, at more than 70%, too many students struggle to complete a post-secondary degree, limiting their opportunity to participate and succeed in the workforce. 

Laura McConaghy

Contact Laura McConaghy, Director of Philanthropy Operations, to learn more about Success Boston and Boston Coaching for Completion.

If Boston is to remain competitive both nationally and internationally, we must ensure that more students who enter college actually graduate. The Success Boston College Completion Initiative aims to do just that.

Through an unprecedented collaboration between the City of Boston, the Boston Public Schools, the Boston Foundation, area nonprofits, and lead area institutions of higher education, Success Boston aims to transform the college completion rates of Boston Public Schools’ students, and answer the city’s call for a 50% increase in the college graduation rate for college enrollees from the BPS class of 2009 and a doubling of the college graduation rate for college enrollees from the BPS class of 2011.

Join the Boston Foundation in matching the Social Innovation Fund grant one-to-one, as we scale this groundbreaking coaching model to support the youth of Boston in achieving the skills and degree necessary to enter the workforce poised to excel. 

Success Boston Results

21%

Increase in 2nd year persistence rates for coached students compared with students without coaches

  50%

6-Year College Completion Rate for BPS graduates  from the Class of 2009

5000

Boston students have received coaching since 2009