Marking Ten Years of Changing Lives

Posted on December 1, 2017 under

By Neil Swidey

In the early days of the Alray program, I told an acquaintance who was successful in the nonprofit world that I was working with friends to build a volunteer-powered nonprofit to help good students transform their lives. He warned me how difficult it would be to sustain growth while maintaining intimacy. “Within a few years,” he predicted, “you’ll either be absorbed by a much bigger operation – or you’ll be out of business.”

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Monthly Donor Motivated by Potential of Scholars

Posted on December 1, 2017 under

Bruce Jones sees donating to Alray Scholars an extension of his life’s work. The longtime counselor and teacher spent decades working for social justice and fighting for equity in education. The students Alray serves are the kinds of kids he cares most about. “Alray identifies the kids who have fallen off and helps them get back,” he says. “That’s a very necessary role for an organization to play.”

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Winter 2017-18 Newsletter

Posted on November 30, 2017 under

We’re marking 10 years of helping students who dropped out of college become college graduates. Browse our Winter 2017-18 Newsletter to learn how our organization plans to continue changing lives and defying expectations in the next decade and beyond.

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Alray Scholars in the National News

Posted on November 8, 2016 under

Nationally recognized Alray Scholars graduate Judy Rose (L) and current scholar Shante Leathers (R) were featured in People Magazine this fall for their innovative work in finding a solution to reduce gun violence by taking their message to Boston nail salons, libraries and community centers.

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