Bottom Line–Boston was established in 1997. We’ve served a total of 7,780 students over the course of our 20 years and have supported 1,631 students through their college graduations. We have offices located in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester at which students and their families can meet for workshops, community conversations, and, of course, advising. Boston has a great need for one-on-one college advising, and we are committed to serving as many low-income, first-generation students in and around greater Boston as we can.
Bottom Line was founded in 1997 as a small nonprofit supporting 25 high school seniors in Boston. Our organization has grown dramatically over the last 20 years and now serves over 7,000 students across Massachusetts, New York, and Chicago with the shared goal of all of our students getting into college, graduating and going far in life. With sustainable growth, our vision is to transform urban communities by producing thousands of career-ready college graduates who are breaking the cycle of poverty. Our trained advisors deliver intensive, one-on-one advising and support from college application all the way through college graduation. To date, more than 1,300 first-generation students have gone on to earn their bachelor’s degrees through our proven program. Last year, our graduation rate was 79.5%, which is up to four times the national average for first-generation students from low-income backgrounds.