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Education & Career Planning



Boston Public Library Center
Copley Square
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
1.877.Ed.Aid.4U (toll free)

Mon – Thu 9:00 a.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Fri – Sat 9.00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In addition, we have several satellite locations in public libraries throughout the City of Boston. Please contact the main Boston center (617.536.0200) to find one in your area and make an appointment with a member of our team.

Brockton Center
231 Main Street, Suite R
Brockton, MA 02301

Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

American Student Assistance® (ASA) also supports the operation of a College Information Center in Washington, D.C. If you live in the D.C. area and need advice on planning for higher education, please contact Reach4Success.

1425 H Street NE, Suite #4,
Washington, DC 20002


Our in-school programs cater to middle and high school students and parents during and after school, offering tutoring, peer mentoring, college visits, and career and college workshops. These programs are available to students at the Mario Umana Academy, East Boston High School, Brighton High School, Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH), West Roxbury Academy, the Urban Science Academy, and Brockton High School.


A national initiative that encourages young people to have high expectations, stay in school, study hard, and take the right courses to go to college. Students who complete the program may be eligible for a scholarship once enrolled in college. We have a GEAR UP program at the Mario Umana Academy in East Boston, Mass. If you are a student at that school and are interested in applying for this program, you can find the information here:

Contact Info

For more information, contact Grace Ajayi via email or at 857.319.1484.

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Educational Talent Search

We work to help students succeed with age-appropriate activities to increase knowledge, financial literacy, and academic rigor. ASA® provides curriculum and materials for classroom workshops, school-wide events, and off-site enrichment opportunities.

Boston Talent Search

Students at Brighton High School, Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH), West Roxbury Academy, and Urban Science Academy are eligible to participate. To apply, parents and students should talk to a Talent Search Education Advisor at their school.

Brockton Talent Search

Students at Brockton High School are eligible. Parents and students should apply through Green Guidance. For additional information, visit the Brockton High School Educational Talent Search page.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound helps students develop the academic skills necessary to graduate from high school and get a college degree. Through an academic year after-school program and a summer program, we offer enrichment activities and workshops that focus on college and career readiness, financial aid, standardized testing, and cultural development to low-income and at-risk Brockton High School students.

Contact Info

For more information, students can speak with their guidance counselor at Brockton High School or visit the Upward Bound Office, Yellow Science.

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Want ASA to Provide Education and Career Planning to Your Organization or Nonprofit?

Our staff works on site at organizations and college fairs, providing guidance on getting into and paying for college, as well as pursuing career-building opportunities. This service is available free to all nonprofit entities. For more information, call 617.536.0200.