Boston College Options Through Education (OTE)

The mission of the Options Through Education Transitional Summer Program is to prepare the transition to Boston College for a select group of diverse students who have demonstrated potential and leadership in spite of challenging educational and financial circumstances. This summer residential program nurtures student’s academic, social, cultural and spiritual development.


Boston Public Library

A municipal public library system in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, founded in 1848. The Boston Public Library is also the Library for the Commonwealth of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; all adult residents of the commonwealth are entitled to borrowing and research privileges, and the library receives state funding.

Contact: (p) 617-536-5400, 700 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116,

Boston University’s Metropolitan College

Boston University’s Metropolitan College offers 50 percent off tuition for parents with children in Boston and Chelsea public schools. The Scholarship for Parents opens the door to a college degree—along with new career opportunities, personal enrichment, and a chance for parents to share the inspiration of a college education with their children. Qualifying parents choose from 15 on-campus bachelor’s degree programs at BU’s Metropolitan College—and benefit from the convenience of evening classes.

Contact: (p) 617-353-6000, scholarships/scholarships/scholarship-for-parents/

Casa Myrna Vasquez

A domestic violence prevention, education program that also provides residential program for victims of abuse. It provides young mothers the opportunity to continue their high school education, GED, vocational and/or job skill training while raising their child.

Contact: (p) 617-521-0100, 38 Wareham Street 2nd Floor, Boston MA 02118,

Department of Transitional Assistance

Responsible for managing and monitoring the delivery of support services for individuals and their families who live in the towns covered by the respective TAO. Functions performed at an area office include case management and information and referral.

Contact: (p) 617-989-6000, 2201 Washington Street, Roxbury MA 02119,

The Education Resources Institute

At TERI, we promote access to education at all levels for students of all ages and backgrounds. Founded in 1985, we are a nonprofit organization with two primary programs. Through our TERI guaranteed private education loan programs, we have helped over one million students access loans to pay for their education. Through our College Access programs, we have supported over one million low income and underserved individuals in their pursuits of a college degree.

Contact: (p) 617-426-1319, 31 Saint James Avenue, Boston MA 02116,

Endicott College Keys to Degrees

Keys to Degrees is designed for academically qualified single men and women, ages 18 to 24 at the time of their admission to the College, who are the parents of one child. Choosing from among the College’s outstanding programs of study, young parents have the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in an environment that supports their needs as well as the needs of their children. Program benefits include campus housing and the all of the academic and personal support services offered by the College.


Keysteps INC

A school based non-profit agency, providing year round counseling and support services to promote high school completion, responsible behavior and healthy decision making among Boston’s youth.

Contact: (p) 617-263-1235, 14 Beacon Street Suite 102A, Boston MA 02108,

Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education

The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) champions the right of all adults to acquire 21st century literacy, English language and numeracy skills leading to economic prosperity, strong families and vibrant communities. MCAE provides leadership, professional development, communication and advocacy to advance quality adult basic education.

Contact: (p) 617-482-6223, 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston MA 02210,


Read Boston provides schools, childcare programs, community-based organizations, and families in Boston communities with the resources they need to set Boston’s children on the path to reading success.

Contact: (p) 617-918-5286,43 Hawkins Street, Boston MA 02114,

Women’s Learning Center at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children

Provides multi-level classes that include ABE (Adult Basic Education), Pre-GED, GED preparation and group and one-on one tutoring to women and teens who are balancing life and family.

Contact: (p) 617-436-8600, 90 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester MA 02125,,