What We Do

The program, launched in 2015, is specifically designed to meet the needs of high school students living in disadvantaged immigrant and refugee communities in Massachusetts. The program aims to increase their academic/emotional readiness for college education and ultimately to improve their college completion rate. Under the auspices of the program, the EDR has designed and implemented three Summer Programs “Becoming a Freshman: Paving the Way for College Success” during 2016-2018. The curriculum consists of academic English, college-level math & science, and interpersonal skills & etiquette. Upon the completion of the program, students reported that the program helped them boost their self-confidence in college study.