First-Gen Voices, Part 2: Jay

Today is Proof Point Day! Thanks again for joining us for our next installment of First-Gen Voices, as we celebrate the accomplishments of our first-generation college graduates.
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We’re proud to see an increase in the conversations taking place nationally about the unique experiences of first-gen students, and how their stories of success can inspire the next generation.

Let us introduce you to one more Summer Searcher who is an inspiring proof point of first-gen success. #ProofPointDay Continue reading First-Gen Voices, Part 2: Jay

First-Gen Voices, Part 1: Karla

This Friday, May 27 is Proof Point Day, a time to bring visibility and voice to the hundreds of thousands of first-generation college graduates in the United States.

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We are so proud to see a national initiative that honors those who are the first in their family to graduate college. 92% of Summer Searchers are first-gen, and as the #ProofPointDay mission states, first-gen leaders are “worthy of celebration — being the first wasn’t easy.” That’s an understatement! Continue reading First-Gen Voices, Part 1: Karla

State Street: Investing In Our Leaders

At Summer Search, we are fortunate to have several corporate partners that generously support us and our students.

One such company is the financial services giant State Street Corporation, which over the years has developed a rich and unique partnership with Summer Search Boston.

The partnership began in 2006, and since then State Street has contributed nearly $300,000 to Summer Search through event sponsorship, grants and matching gifts! Continue reading State Street: Investing In Our Leaders

From Student to Staff: Why We Work at Summer Search

At Summer Search, the work we do is important, and it isn’t easy. That’s why we are so grateful to have such an amazing and talented team of superstars who are dedicated to helping young people soar.

We are also grateful, and extremely honored, to have recently been named one of the “50 Best Nonprofits to Work For” by The NonProfit Times for the fourth year in a row! What makes this designation extra special is that it comes from our staff, as these rankings are derived from a nationwide survey of staff members at nonprofit organizations. Continue reading From Student to Staff: Why We Work at Summer Search

#Snapshot: Decision Day

Welcome to another edition of #Snapshot, where we bring you a little slice of what’s going on at Summer Search.

It’s college decision time!

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Yesterday, May 1, was National College Decision Day, Continue reading #Snapshot: Decision Day