Celebrating 20 Years of Impact
In 2019, the Boston Globe reported on valedictorians from Boston public high schools who graduated from 2005-2007. Their research showed that high-achieving, low-income students of color did not receive the same support, attention, and preparation for career success as their higher-income peers.
Of these talented and motivated students didn’t graduate college
make $50k or less per year 12 to 14 years later
Got into and graduated from medical school — even though 25% aspired to be doctors
With our support, over 98% of Boston Scholars in our program graduate, and more importantly thrive, in college. Over 90% go to Top 100 colleges. While there, they earn better grades and persist more in difficult STEM majors than all other student profiles. And they graduate with the skills and experience needed to be the professional, business, and civic leaders our region needs.
Top 7 Colleges of Boston Scholars and Boston Alums
Wilna, Boston Scholar Alum
Tufts Class of 2018, MPH from Columbia 2020
If I don’t graduate and get the right degree, I will have the passion but not the hard skills and tools I need to help me get where I want to get to. And Thrive Scholars has given me the support I need to make sure I know I can do it. They are another family—it helps to know that there are people, besides my immediate family, that are behind me who want me to do well.
Campus Recruiter, Wellington Management
Our early career recruiting team at Wellington Management has had a successful track record of hiring scholars from Thrive Scholars for our internship and full-time roles since 2018. The training and mentoring that Thrive provides its scholars is a significant reason why—we’ve found Thrive students to be eager to learn and ready to engage in all aspects of the business and culture of our firm. We look forward to continuing our partnership as Thrive grows nationally!
Meet the committed leadership guiding our efforts to triple the number of students we serve in Boston and nationwide.
Operations Manager, goodbuy
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Nuance Communications
Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments
Chief Investment Officer, Partner, and Portfolio Manager, Howland Capital Management
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
President & CEO, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
Michael Goldstein, MD, MBA
Co-Director, Cornea, External Disease and Cataract Service, Tufts Medical Center & Chief Medical Officer, Ocular Therapeutix
Partner, Ballentine Partners LLC
Darryn J. Lee
Director, Account Manager - Enterprise Sales, Phreesia
Dr. Adrian B. Mims
Founder/Executive Director, The Calculus Project Inc.
Joy St. John
Director of Admissions, Harvard College
Managing Director & Counsel, Wellington Management
Lead Project Manager, Breakthrough Results, District Management Group
Our Boston program is made possible with the generous support from key corporations and foundations invested in making a difference in Greater Boston.
*These companies also participate in our Corporate Sponsorship Program.
Contact our Boston Executive Director