Are you ready to join thousands of BPS graduates who have fulfilled their dreams of earning an associates or bachelors degree? If you are a BPS student or a recent BPS graduate and would like learn more about participating in Success Boston, please click here.

Student and coach

Success Boston

Seeking to double the number of Boston students who complete college

For Students For Donors

"Success Boston is proud to be helping students follow their dream of a college education without gaming the system.

"We are proud to be doing it the hard way, the honest way. And we are exceedingly proud that it is working."

Together, the Boston Foundation, the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the City of Boston, 37 area institutions of higher education and local nonprofit partners are working to double the college completion rate for students from the BPS.  To date, over 6,000 students have participated in Success Boston coaching. They are more likely than their peers to persist and graduate from postsecondary education.

Recent Events

Four young people sitting indoors in a row, 3 of them writing in notebooks in their laps, one looking up and in front of her.
Vitas mori. Albus orexiss ducunt ad gabalium. Ubi est altus nomen? Liberi de castus bubo, pugna species! Persuadere diligenter ducunt ad bi-color barcas.

Mobilizing for Opportunity: Connecting Low-Income College Students to Internships and Good First Jobs 

Join us for the release of a new research report on the labor market experiences of recent college graduates from the Boston Public Schools. The report examines how well graduates of local four-year colleges and universities are connecting to internships and landing “that good first job” after graduation. 

Watch a recording of the webinar
Racially diverse students of varying genders standing in a row, smiling.
Vitas mori. Albus orexiss ducunt ad gabalium. Ubi est altus nomen? Liberi de castus bubo, pugna species! Persuadere diligenter ducunt ad bi-color barcas.

A Conversation About Equity and Cultural Wealth: Preparing Employers for Community College Interns

Community colleges in Massachusetts educate more students than the rest of the state's public higher education system combined. Yet, their students are frequently overlooked for internships, which can open the door to successful careers. Please join the Boston Foundation and Bunker Hill Community College for a conversation about the assets, competencies, and cultural wealth these students bring to their internships, and the changes in practices employers should implement to support them more equitably and effectively.

Click here to watch the video of the webinar

To get connected to a Success Boston coach, please fill out our Student Intake Form.

View our Recruitment Flyer to learn more about the coaching organizations students can work with. 

Your Success Boston coach will:

  • Connect you with resources and activities on-campus
  • Help you address personal and academic challenges
  • Support you as you navigate the financial aid process
  • Guide you in setting personal and career goals 
Success Boston Network 2016