Passport students from Eastie visit Lesley

Boston is an academic and economic hub: a destination for students from around the world.

Yet Boston youth, who could be first in their families to graduate college, are too often not accessing these same opportunities.

Boston HERC is changing that. Passport students are on a journey to Destination. . . Greatness!

What We Do

Equip first-generation-to-college high school students with the resources, connections, and skills they need to get in and stick through college, and launch careers

What You Can Do

Join the HERC Village

Make a Donation to support our students

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Join the Passport Program

Interested students and families are encouraged to apply!

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2 days ago

THIS THURSDAY at 6pm! Come hear Councilor Julia Mejia and the Boston HERC. RSVP below.Only 3 days away from Boston Higher Education Resource Center-HERC Social Issue Talk this Thursday, October 22 from 6:00-7:00 pm! Learn more about how they are preparing Passport students/graduates for college and tune in for a chance to hear from Julia Mejia City Councilor At-Large, City of Boston.

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2 weeks ago

Happening now! Release of "State of the Latino Non-Profit Sector in the Commonwelath," which features the Boston HERC.Our State of Latino NonProfits event is live. Join us at ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Welcome Back students! Although this school year might be a little different. know that Boston HERC is here to help! We are cheering you on, and know that you got this! Congratulations on completing your first week! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

We are recruiting new students! Have a friend or know someone who could benefit from being a part of Passport to College next year? Invite them to join us Wednesday, July 15 at 4:30pm for our next virtual information session to learn more about our Afterschool Passport to College program and hear from a current student.

Spots in our next cohorts are filling fast, don't wait! Email [email protected] for the Zoom link to join the info session.
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4 months ago

Missed Boston HERC's presentation at the Social Innovation Forum's Showcase? Not to worry, it's now available on Youtube! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Class of 2020 Passport to College Final Celebration for our students coming. Let’s celebrate this years graduates. See you there. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Applications are open for all rising Juniors and Seniors to join our Afterschool Passport to College program this fall.

Join us this Wednesday, June 17 at 4:30pm for a virtual information session to learn more about Passport to College and hear from a current student and the program coach.

Email [email protected] for the Zoom link!
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4 months ago

What’s next? After you have finished high school. After you have decided what college to go to. What should you do next? Come find out. Email [email protected] for the zoom link. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Come join our College Admission Workshop feat. Lesley University. Learn about the Urban Scholars Initiative Scholarship and more. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and BPS temporary closure, Boston HERC workshops will be meeting virtually. Please check in with the coaches for detailed information. Stay tuned for more content to come!