Bottom Line

About Bottom Line

Bottom Line is dedicated to helping first-generation students from low-income backgrounds 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.

As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that eliminate the significant gap between first generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, where we were founded in 1997, New York City, and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students. 

Bottom Line focuses on students who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, but lack the support structures necessary to navigate the college application process, make a responsible school choice, succeed in college, and prepare for a meaningful career.

Over the last 20 years, Bottom Line has developed a proven and proactive long-term, high-touch, high impact model.  Full-time, trained and specialized advisors leverage our DEAL model which addresses the four key areas that are most likely to lead to college success: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life.  Our relationship and results focused approach helps our students change their lives by gaining economic mobility through college selection, graduation, and career-readiness.

At Bottom Line, we also have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We aim to attract qualified candidates who hold these same values, and help us further recognize and celebrate the diversity among us.

When you join Bottom Line, you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously, and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our field, we are driven by our mission and motivated by the impact we’re achieving.

Bottom Line offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information, please visit and


Marketing Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Chicago, IL
“I really liked how the internship was flexible to my time. I wasn't stuck to any specific schedule which allowed me to do much more for the internship.”

Summer Access Advisor

June 2020 - August 2020 Boston, MA
“I was able to try a lot of different things at this internship, from leading student interviews, leading essay workshops, helping with data management, co-facilitating parent information sessions, and team support. I felt part of the team and was included in all team and org meetings. The time i worked with was amazing and passionate. ”
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