Bottom Line’s mission is to help low income, first generation students get into college, graduate from college and go far in life.
Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.
Bottom Line began as a small operation supporting 25 high school seniors from Boston. In a time when 1 in 7 low-income students who began attending college would finish, Bottom Line’s founder Dave Borgal helped all 25 students get accepted to college and 80% graduate in six years or less. Since then, Bottom Line has maintained a high level of success.
Today, Bottom Line functions as an exemplary college retention model and a regional support network for low-income and first-generation urban students. From Boston University to the University of Illinois at Chicago to Brooklyn College, thousands of Bottom Line students are earning their degrees.