Recipients of Charles Hayden Foundation Grants
500 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02130
Bottom Line was founded in Boston in 1997 to help disadvantaged students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. We achieve this mission by providing one-on-one guidance and support to low-income and first-generation students from college applications until college graduation.
In our first year, we served 25 Boston high school seniors. As our organization grew, we not only worked with more high school seniors each school year, but also continued to support our students as they began to attend college. Through phone calls,
e-mails, campus visits, and steady advising, Bottom Line supported these students for up to 6 years or until they received their college diplomas.
In 2008, we opened our first satellite office in Worcester. This year, we opened a third office in New York City. Now Bottom Line is multi-state organization serving over 2,300 students.
Since our founding, Bottom Line's services have achieved strong, measurable results: 98% of high school seniors have been accepted to college and 74% of college students have graduated in 6 years or less.