Dave Borgal, Founder and Chief Program Officer

Dave was born in Reading, MA, and currently lives in Saugus, MA. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University in 1993 and his Masters Degree in Education from Salem State College in 1994. Dave started Bottom Line in July 1997, and recruited the first class of 25 students in late August 1997. 21 of the 25 kids from the first class earned a college degree. He worked out of a small office in New Mission High School in Roxbury for the first three years before moving Bottom Line's operations to Jamaica Plain in September 2000. After stepping down from the Executive Director role in 2003, Dave rejoined Bottom Line in July 2004 to focus his efforts on program development.  Since that time, Bottom Line has won various National Awards recognizing both the Access and Success programs.