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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Interested students and families are encouraged to apply!

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4 weeks ago

Thanks to the Boston Public Health Commission, this week we are able to get out $10,000 worth of groceries and PPE to Passport families and alumni who are quarantined with covid or otherwise financially stressed.

If you would like to help build our emergency response funds for us to continue serving families as we need to, please take a moment to donate. We are only $500 away from hitting our $5,000 goal with a few days left to go in the year!

Donation link:

Pictured: Team members put together holiday care packages for alumni who just finished their remote semesters last week.
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1 month ago

Our communities are getting hit hard right now with covid and our hearts go out to so many of our families who are struggling this holiday season.

There is so much that we cannot control, but putting on a mask when we go out is one small step we can all take.

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1 month ago

Friends, there is still time to give to our end of year fundraiser. All year long your contributions have allowed us to adapt our programming and meet needs as they arise. Our goal is to reach $5,000 towards these emergency response funds by the end of the year. We are close to $1,000 so far. Can you help us get there?

Donate here:
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1 month ago

On this snowy day, we would like to take a moment to CONGRATULATE Passport Senior Narelyn Contreras who was accepted into the Criminal Justice-Forensic Psychology Program at St. John's with $138,000 in merit scholarships! We are so excited for you Narelyn. Passport Seniors are working hard and those acceptances are beginning to roll in. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Due to the incoming snowstorm, the Boston HERC Study Space will be CLOSED for in person learning tomorrow (Thursday)! All BPS students will be logging in remotely. We will look forward to seeing students in person again on Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

This is a very challenging time for many of us. Tell us in the comments your favorite ways to connect with friends and family virtually.

And when we need to go out. . . You know you can, take action and wear a mask! #mymaskmipoder
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1 month ago

Attention Passport Alumni! Scholarships available for those who cannot access financial aid due to immigration status. See more information below in the flier.

Apply here:
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1 month ago

Do you know an 8th to 12th grader who needs a quiet space to log in to remote school? We still have space for students to join us following all covid safety regulations. Lunch and snacks provided. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Passport Coach Glorimi DeJesus celebrates with Passport Seniors in her cohort at Charlestown High School after all 10 first gen immigrant youth submitted their applications to BU and the Menino Scholarship. Big shout out to these students and to Glorimi! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Great news! We recommend calling our friends Agencia ALPHA with questions.DACA está de vuelta!

Hoy un Juez de Nueva York dictamino que se reintegra el programa asi como se introdujo originalmente en el 2017. Esto indica que se deberán aceptar nuevas aplicaciones, renovaciones de 2 años y libertad condicional anticipada.

Aquí estan las 5 cosas mas importantes a saber:
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