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Mission: Bottom Line's mission is to help low-income, first-generation students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. We achieve this by providing one-on-one guidance and support to students from college applications until college graduation.
About: Bottom Line helps low-income, first-generation college students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Once a small organization serving 25 high school seniors in Boston, Bottom Line has grown into a multi-state support network for over 3,000 students. In July 2011, Bottom Line opened an office in Downtown Brooklyn. Our New York Office currently serves 350 high school seniors and 1,240 college students. By 2020, we will expand to serve at least 475 Access students and over 3,000 Success students each year.Bottom Line includes two main components: the College Access Program, which serves students in their senior year of high school, and the College Success Program, which serves students all the way through college. In our Access Program, our counselors work one-on-one with students through every step of the application process, including college research and list-making; college essays writing; application packaging and submission; applying for financial aid; Opportunity Program verification; comparing aid packages; and ultimately choosing the best fit college. In our Success Program, we offer students who attend one of our 17 target colleges up to 6 years of consistent, comprehensive, and proactive support until they graduate. Programming is driven by milestones for student progress in four areas: academic Degree, Employability, financial Aid and Life skills (our DEAL model). These services are provided for up to six years or until a student earns a Bachelor's degree.
Partner Since: 2016
Founders (year established): Osborn Elliott & Jacob Javits (1975)