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Student Equity, Access & Success

Success Boston

Success Boston is a citywide college completion initiative that provides resources aimed at doubling the college graduation rate of Boston Public School (BPS) students. The university has formed a Success Boston team of university administrators, staff, advisors, and coaches from nonprofit community agencies to work with our BPS graduates. The community agencies working with UMass Boston students are Boston Private Industry Council, Bottom Line, Freedom House, Inc., Hyde Square Task Force, Sociedad Latina, The Steppingstone Foundation, uAspire, UMass Boston's Student Support Services (SSS), and West End House Boys and Girls Club. The initiative has expanded to include support for students who graduated from the City of Cambridge-College Success Initiative. Our coaches can help students with:

  • Connections to academic and career advising and goal setting
  • Time management and personal organization
  • Assistance getting tutoring and other academic support services
  • Support through non-academic challenges
  • Referrals to personnel for assistance with financial aid, work study, and scholarship searches


Success Boston's resources for students who need information in financials, health/mental wellness, and scholarships. Please download the Google Excel sheet and Microsoft Excel sheet for the SBI 2021 Scholarship list and Personal Scholarship List. The Personal Scholarship List is used for organizing what scholarships you have or are interested in.

If you have any questions or would like to get assistance, please contact the following:

Danielle Wheeler, Program Coordinator, email or call 857.385.8422
Maleeka Pearson, Success Coach, email or call 857.309.6997.

If you are not sure who to contact or for more general questions about the Success Boston Program and assistance locating a Success Coach, please email or call Danielle Wheeler.

Office Location and Hours of Operation
Success Boston Initiative
Campus Center 1st Floor, Room 1303 & 1304
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA

Phone: 617.287.6115

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.