Bridges To College

JVS Bridges to College is a college preparation program. Here, we can help you develop the skills necessary to succeed in college. Our academic training can also help you change your career.

We offer two pathways: General Studies and Biotechnology. Sessions for these classes begin every January and July. Classes include an academic coaching session once a week.

Classes and coaching are no cost to students.

At Bridges to College, we empower our students to be successful. We will help you get into college. Academic coaches assist you through the college application and financial aid application process.

Bridges to College helps our students and graduates become successful in college and the workplace. We have helped over 500 students improve their academic skills and enroll in college.


The Bridges to College program is helpful for me. I have been in America one year. When I came here, I couldn’t speak English. I had a problem understanding spoken English. I couldn’t go to school. I couldn’t search for jobs, and I wasn’t confident because my English was not good. Within the program, I have solved my problems step by step. Now, I would like to go to college in 2016. I am confident, and I can communicate anywhere. Thanks to JVS, I built my future with a strong base. - Dinkinesh Seifu

A few years ago, I thought of going back to school to improve my English and pursue a career. In April 2015, I went to take a placement test for reading and writing at Bunker Hill Community College. When I went to register for classes the cost was $894, and I could not afford to pay for it. At the beginning of June a friend of mine who used to go to JVS told me all about it, and I decided to give JVS a try. On July 20th I was accepted. Now I am currently dual-enrolled at Bunker Hill Community College for English III. My life has continued to be changed because of JVS opportunities. Thanks, JVS. - Nicole Cimea

This program is very interesting and helpful for people who want to be ready for college. Attending the classes has helped me a lot in improving my skills, knowledge, the way to write properly, and more. Being in this program helped me feel more confident, more comfortable, and more excited to go to college. In addition to English and math classes, this program also offers coaching classes where we can learn how to apply for financial aid and scholarships. They helped me to find out what I want to study and what I want to be. Bridges to College is an awesome program that changed the view of my future. - Fouad Yacine Abeddou