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Request for Proposals from
The Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation is pleased to release this Request for Proposals for a Salesforce system migration for Boston Coaching for Completion, an initiative supported through the Corporation for National and Community Service's Social Innovation Fund.

The purpose of this RFP is to seek out qualified vendors for a comprehensive Salesforce migration, customization, and implementation project.  Please find the Request for Proposals here. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 29, 2015. The selected vendor must comply with all federal guidelines, financial reporting, and regulatory requirements.

If you have a question that is not addressed in the RFP, please e-mail Eric Esteves at


The Success Boston College Completion Initiative was launched in 2008 following the findings of a study conducted by Northeastern University’s Center for Labor Market Studies for the Boston Private Industry Council and the Boston Foundation. The study found that while the Boston Public Schools had one of the highest college enrollment rates in the country, only 35.5% of the students who enrolled in college earned an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree within seven years.

Distressed by these disappointing college completion rates, Mayor Thomas M. Menino challenged the city to double the college completion rate for the BPS Class of 2011 and beyond. He called a press conference and was joined by the Boston Public Schools, the Boston Foundation, the Boston Private Industry Council and University of Massachusetts Boston for the launch of Success Boston in November of 2008.

In 2010, 38 Massachusetts colleges and universities accepted the invitation of Dr. Keith Motley, co-chair of the Mayor’s Success Boston Task Force and Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston, to join the Success Boston College Completion Initiative, which aims to double the number of Boston Public Schools graduates earning college degrees, beginning with the class of 2011. 

Success Boston supports academic programming and college advising activities at the high school level, so that students and their families are better positioned to make informed choices. It also works closely with Boston area colleges and universities to offer graduates of the Boston Public Schools the support they need to earn a degree and be prepared to enter the workforce.

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