Public Event

Success Boston Coaching: A Report on Coaching Effectiveness on College Persistence and Completion


October 13, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM



Join us for the release of a new Success Boston report about the effectiveness of transition coaching on the college success of Boston Public Schools graduates. The latest in a series of reports, this analysis focuses on the BPS Classes of 2013 through 2016, and includes updated findings on persistence and academic performance, along with the first set of findings on the impact of coaching on degree completion. The research—and the accompanying conversation—will also discuss the characteristics of effective programs that move the needle on college completion; what it takes for coaching to work; and what we can do to maintain the citywide gains we have made over the last decade.

M. Lee Pelton, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation

Presentation of the Report Findings
Tamara Linkow, PhD, Principal Associate, Abt Associates
Kelly Lack, Associate, Abt Associates

Panel Discussion
Annabelle Cataloni, Postsecondary Team Manager, Boston Private Industry Council
Liya Escalera, Vice Provost for Academic Support Services, University of Massachusetts Boston
Karina Nova, Boston University Graduate and Success Boston Alumna
Antoniya Marinova, Director, Education to Career, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)

Audience Q&A with Panelists
Jade Franco, Program Officer, Education to Career, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)

Succes Boston Coaching report cover. It features pictures of students wearing caps and gowns, and smiling adults.
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