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The Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund has made a donation to help rebuild Freedom House. Here’s how it works: Every dollar donated unlocks a donation from the Charitable Fund for the same amount, up to $300,000.

The Freedom House mission is to transform the economic and cultural fabric of high-need communities through education and leadership development.

Our Programs

Learn how our programs are helping students in our community gain access to a college education.
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Our Methodology

Our research-based college success programs change academic culture and create college persistence.
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The Results

Our programs have shown tremendous promise in helping students get to and graduate from college.
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Providing Pathways To Succsess

Freedom House was founded in 1949 by social workers and activists Muriel and Otto Snowden as a catalyst for promoting equality and access to quality education for people residing in lower-income communities of color throughout Boston.

Sixty-five years of experience in preparing inner city youth for higher education has culminated in the development of our PUSH programs, ComUniversity (which brings community residents and students together to work on community development issues), the Summer Intensive Institute (which hones in on Math, English, science and technology studies for students at risk of not graduating), and our public access technology lab.

PUSH is an embedded high school and college model that increases students’ college-going identity, helps students navigate the college application process, and increases their ability to transition to and complete college with confidence and success.

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Testimonials

Hear what our students have to say about their PUSH experience

  • Success is the satisfaction of accomplishing through adversity. Success takes hard work, determination, commitment, sacrifice, people and luck. Graduating means we could look back and declare it was all worth it! After I finish college, I want to go back to my community and give back. Thank you Freedom House!

    Tucker Gaye
    Tucker GayeFreshman, UMASS-Boston
  • I would recommend PUSH because they were a big help for me. They always looked out for my academics, and if I needed the help they would be able to refer me to it. My definition of SUCCESS is completing college and having a well-paid job, which would come from the education I acquired from college.

    Homesh Jaglall
    Homesh JaglallFreshman, UMASS-Boston
  • After I finish college, I will attend Medical School. After years of hard work in Medical School, I will do my residency and then I will become a doctor. With my occupation and knowledge, I will build hospitals in the villages of Nepal and give back to my community in Nepal and my community here in Boston the applicable knowledge I received in Medical School and life.

    Anamol Gurung
    Anamol GurungFreshman, UMASS- Boston

Our Partners

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Our Blog

Learn about what’s going on at Freedom House

  • Black Males: “We Write the Script”
    Black Males: “We Write the Script”
    Freedom House will host its first Black Boys Forum on Saturday, October 18th from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students ranging in age from 12 – 22 will engage in discussions with 25 local, professional men of color on diverse topics which include defining your “Blackness” and your identity, current events, code switching and professionalism, […]
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  • Reflections as a 2014 PAC Ambassador
    Reflections as a 2014 PAC Ambassador
    by Tucker S. Gaye I am returning as a Freedom House PAC Ambassador for another year with high hopes and expectations. I anticipated that my leadership ability would set the expectation bar for our new PAC Ambassadors. My prior experience being a PAC Ambassador made me realize that I was kicking off another incredible year. […]
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  • Dr. Bill Henderson: A True Innovator in Education
    Dr. Bill Henderson: A True Innovator in Education
    Dr. Bill Henderson will be honored on November 14th at Venezia. Freedom House will be honoring Dr. Bill Henderson at our November 14th Thanks For Giving event. Dr. Henderson’s role in developing an inclusive program at what is now called the William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School makes him the perfect candidate to receive our […]
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