Roxanne Longoria

Network Coordinator

2 Oliver St.

Boston, MA 02109


Our mission is to collaboratively improve the quality and diversity of services for youth at risk that allows them to develop the academic, work-readiness, life skills and support structure necessary to become self-sufficient adults. 

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Alternative Education Diploma

Alternative education programming features flexible scheduling, multiple means to earn credit, differentiated instruction, and personalized learning—offers at-risk students more customized options for achieving a high school diploma. While the approach in programs vary considerably, the alternative education diploma options expand the number of viable pathways by which students may earn a diploma and prepare for college and career success.

  • ABCD Dorchester Academy

  • ABCD University High School

  • ABCD Ostiguy High School

  • EDCO Youth Alternative

  • Notre Dame Education Center (NDEC) High School Diploma Program

Career Exploration & Pathways

Young adults gain opportunities to explore a range of career options in an industry, develop relevant skills, and prepare, plan and transition to next steps in employment, training or higher education. Job readiness, skills development, academic remediation and financial literacy are also provided.

  • ABCD Career Explorations

  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC)

  • Maritime Apprentice Program

  • More Than Words

  • Sociedad Latina

  • YouthBuild Boston

Young Adult HiSET (GED)

The HISET exam is the new alternative to the GED® test. The test measures academic knowledge in the subjects of language arts (reading), language arts (writing), mathematics, social studies and science. Adults who are 18 years old and older may take the high school equivalency test if they have not previously received a high school diploma. Sixteen and seventeen year olds may take the test only if they are no longer enrolled in school.

  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters

  • College Bound Dorchester

  • El Centro de Cardenal

  • ESAC’s GED Plus

  • Notre Dame Education Center Youth HiSET

  • X-Cel Education