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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5 days ago

Calling all High School Juniors! We are still enrolling students for our Afterschool Passport to College program this year. But space is limited. Apply now- bit.ly/apply2passport ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Boston HERC team today in our first back to school team meeting! Most students in the Alumni Success Program started their college classes yesterday, our Passport after school students are coming back together this afternoon in our Roxbury program space, and our Passport students based in our BPS partner schools start tomorrow. We are so incredibly excited to be connecting with all of our students in person again! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Boston HERC is back to bringing Passport students on college tours in person! Here is Passport Senior Dianne Mancio visiting Emmanuel College with one of her coaches, Chelsie Ahn. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months 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

3 months ago

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

3 months 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

3 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

3 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