Success Boston

A Success Boston graduate (far right) at UMass Boston commencement at the TD Garden

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, and West End House Boys and Girls Club. The initiative has expanded to include support for students who graduated from Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Chelsea High School, and transfer students from Roxbury Community College. 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