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

Get Involved

Volunteer with the Passport Program!

Join the Passport Program

Interested students and families are encouraged to apply!

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1 month ago

Just hours left for your gift to be matched to support Passport Seniors through their college journey. We are only $1,700 away from our goal of $30,000. You can give at bostonherc.org/donate Thank you for your support! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Some spaces still available for rising 9th to 12th graders! See sign up information in the fliers! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Thank you to this volunteer team from State Street Global Advisors who took a lot of time this week to help us think strategically about expanding our corporate partnerships. And thank you to Common Impact for connecting us and setting up this opportunity! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Tuesday to celebrate graduating Passport students and all that was possible this year at the Boston HERC! If you didn't get a chance to attend, you can still watch this short video celebration to get a glimpse of our amazing students. As you will hear in the video, a generous group of donors has agreed to match up to $15,000 in donations this month. We just have $4,400 left to raise. Can you contribute today? Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar. Visit the Boston HERC's website to make a contribution. A special thank you to the Social Innovation Forum for supporting the production of this video and to our amazing videographer, Lee Francois. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Attention rising 9th to 12th graders! Sign up with us to explore careers in science and technology, health sciences, arts and humanities, and community advocacy. See more info in the flier below. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

TONIGHT at 6pm! Join us to celebrate Passport students and all that was possible this year with your support. It's a short and fun 30 minute celebration, no need to turn on your camera, just tune in from wherever you are. RSVP to ediaz@bostonherc.org for the event link. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

TONIGHT! Join us at 6pm for a short 30 minute celebration where you will travel across the city to celebrate graduating Passport Seniors and all that was possible this year. RSVP to ediaz@bostonherc.org for the event link. Thanks again to our event sponsors who have made this possible: The Boston Foundation, Emmanuel Gospel Center (EGC), Gordon College, Symphony Church, and Congregation Lion of Judah! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Join us THIS Tuesday June 8th at 6pm to celebrate graduating Passport students and all that was possible this year!It's a short and fun 30 minute celebration where you'll travel around the city to celebrate graduates and alumni. No need to turn on a camera, just tune in from wherever you are. RSVP to ediaz@bostonherc.org for the event link. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Friends of the Boston HERC, please join us THIS coming Tuesday to celebrate our Passport graduates and to celebrate what you all have made possible this year! RSVP to ediaz@bostonherc.org for the link. And a very special thank you to our event sponsors: The Boston Foundation, Emmanuel Gospel Center (EGC), Symphony Church, Gordon College, and Congregación León de Judá! ... See MoreSee Less