Since the Chicago region launched in July 2014. In the 2021-2022 school year, Bottom Line’s office in Chicago is served over 1,500 students.

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 25 years and now serves over 7,000 students across Massachusetts, New York, Chicago, and Ohio 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.

Two Chicago students were welcomed to the White House by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama to take part in the 2015 "Beating the Odds" Summit.