Since 1997, Bottom Line has addressed the low college graduation rates of first-generation students from low-income backgrounds. Our organization was founded on the belief that students need a mentor and a guide during the college application process and throughout college to succeed. By providing consistent one-on-one support, Bottom Line Advisors have partnered with thousands of degree-aspiring high school students to build a list of best-fit, affordable colleges during the Access Program. For students attending our 53 Target Colleges, a College Success Advisor continues working with them one-on-one for up to six years until they launch their careers.
As the first in their families to earn bachelor's degrees, Bottom Line students on average earn over twice their family income in their first job as graduates.
We currently serve over 7,000 students through our two primary programs - College Access and College Success programs in regional offices in Boston, New York City, Chicago, and Ohio.
Our vision is to create a far-reaching ripple effect, launched by the transformative power of a college degree and a mobilizing first career, that will uplift individuals, families, and entire communities.
Bottom Line is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is nearly 100% privately funded, with a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator and a Platinum rating from GuideStar/Candid.