ASA Education & Career Planning

Filed Under: Education
33 Arch St. #2100
Boston, ma 02110
Phone: 800-999-9080

American Student Assistance (ASA) is committed to helping students know themselves, know their options, and make informed decisions to achieve their education and career goals. ASA fulfills this mission by providing tools and resources to students online, in classrooms, and through community-based organizations. They help students, as early as middle school, discover their own interests, passions, and talents, and draw connections between those abilities and potential careers for the future.


  • Digital Programming
    • videos specifically for 13-18-year-olds to get them thinking about career options and education pathways beyond high school
  • At-Home Resources
  • In-School Programs
    • Their in-school programs cater to middle and high school students during and after school, offering activities to explore interests and skills, career exploration, tutoring, peer mentoring, college visits, and career and college workshops
    • To learn more, contact Liliana Ornelas, Manager of Programs and Curriculum, at
    • Programs include: Gear Up, Educational Talent Search (Boston & Brockton)  & Upward Bound
  • In-Person Programming
    • Effective, September 1, 2020, ASA has transferred the management of both the Boston Public Library Center and the Brockton Center to MassEdCO, a nonprofit college and career access network that operates postsecondary planning services and Educational Opportunity Centers throughout Massachusetts
    • Due to COVID-19, the Mass EdCo walk-in centers are currently closed, but their Advisors are still available for support. Mass EdCo advisors are available to answer calls at 617.536.0200 for Boston and 508.586.3100 for Brockton
  • Call Center: ASA has a Boston-based call center focused on providing students and families with information on planning for a post-secondary education
    • Mon-Thu: 8:00am – 8:00 pm ET
    • Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm ET

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Last updated January 13, 2021


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