We’ve collected valuable resources for First-Generation students, students of color, international students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ students, veterans or veteran-dependent students and students with immigrant/DACA status.

Resources for First-Generation Students

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First In the FamilyFirst in the Family provides resources including 6 audio slideshows, to show how college students can navigate multiple hurdles to be successful at college.
Center for First-Generation Student SuccessAn initiative of NASPA and the Suder Foundation, The Center for First-Generation Student Success offers helpful resources and best practices for institutions supporting First-Generation students.
Go College Now! Go College Now is a diverse community of people and organizations committed to raising the college-going and success rate for low-income and first-generation students.
I’m First! I’m First!, an initiative of Strive for College, is an online community celebrating first-generation college students. Find videos, blogs, and other resources specifically for first-gen students.
Financial Resources
The Student GuideAvailable in English and Spanish, the Student Guide is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.
College Goal Sunday At College Goal Sunday, you can get free, on-site, professional assistance filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and get other financial aid resources.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators offers a range of resources to help students, parents, and counselors navigate the college aid process.
A Brief Look at Student Financial Aid Programs The College Is Possible website offers “Paying for College,” an overview of federal grants and loans; tax benefits for college students; and other federal, state, and institutional programs.

Resources for Students of Color

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The Steve FundThe Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.
INROADSINROADS is an international organization designed to develop and place talented youth of color in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Resources for Black students and students of African descent

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Black BostonOffering a great deal of historical facts and figures about the Black experience in Boston, Black Boston also shares a directory with Black-owned businesses, a list of upcoming events, and other helpful links.
National Black Student UnionNBSU organized exclusively for the purpose of working with Black Student Unions and to enhance the quality of life for undergraduate college students. NBSU also promotes the pursuit of advanced degrees.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleThe vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
National Black Graduate Student Organization This nonprofit, interdisciplinary student organization is dedicated to the recognition and academic success of black graduate students. Enrolled members gain access to a variety of benefits.

Resources for Latinx students

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Amplify LatinxAmplify Latinx is a non-partisan, collaborative movement whose mission is to build Latinx economic and political power by significantly increasing Latinx civic engagement and representation in leadership.
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science SACNAS is dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, and positions of leadership in STEM.
Greater Boston Latino NetworkThe Greater Boston Latino Network (GBLN) is a collective of 9 Latino community organizations working together to address historical underrepresentation of Latinos in leadership roles.
Unidos USSince 1968, Unidos US has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos that serves the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts.
Latinos for EducationTheir mission is to develop, place and connect essential Latino leaders in the education sector. They are building an ecosystem of Latino advocates by infusing Latino talent into positions of influence.

Resources for Asian-American, Pacific Islander, and students of Asian descent

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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

The BCNC empowers Asians and new immigrants to build healthy families, achieve greater economic success, and contribute to thriving communities by providing a broad range of programs.

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities

EPIC is a national organization dedicated to promoting social justice by engaging Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities through culturally relevant advocacy, research, and development.

Quincy Asian Resources

Located in Quincy, QAI works to foster and improve the social, cultural, economic, and civil lives of Asian Americans and their families. QAI provides a number of culturally competent services.

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation

The USPAACC is the largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian Americans and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public, and community services.

East Coast Asian American Student Union

ECAASU is the oldest and largest Asian American student conference in the nation organized with a mission to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.


Resources for International Students

General Resources

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA's 10,000 members are located at more than 3,500 institutions worldwide across 150 countries.

International Student Organization

ISO is a community of international students. Founded in 1958, ISO stands at the forefront of the worldwide effort to foster and sustain a resource sharing hub for international students studying in the U.S.




Veteran or Veteran's Dependent

General Resources
Job TranslatorTranslate your military skills, experience and training to find career opportunities that best align with your capabilities.
Department of Veterans ServicesLearn more about patient care and federal benefits to Veterans and their dependents.
Boston Vet CenterLocation and hours for Boston’s Vet Center, which provides a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families.
Veterans' Employment and Training Services (VETS)VETS serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)An organization chartered by the United States Congress for disabled military veterans of the United States Armed Forces that helps them and their families through various means.
Wounded Warrior ProjectWWP is a military/veterans charity organization empowering injured veterans and their families.
National Center for PTSDCenter dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD.
Veterans' Upward BoundUMASS Boston program that provides opportunity for veterans of all ages to gain access to information about college and career awareness, acquire the academic skills required for entry into higher education and/or to acquire the equivalent of a high school diploma.



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