Inversant Education’s model is rooted in family engagement. Unlike most college access programs that center on the student or the school, we focus on helping the entire family prepare to enter higher education. Our groundbreaking curriculum, incentivized savings, and connection to community agencies require families to put skin in the game, ultimately propelling more underserved youth toward higher education and a firmer place in the American social and economic mainstream.
Savings Circles: Workshops where we deliver our college access curriculum.
Savings Accounts: Accounts that families open in order to save for college. Families make monthly deposits and funds are withdrawn when their students reach higher education.
Financial incentives: Savings bonuses and other incentives that encourage families to save and to stay involved.
How Does Inversant Work?
The Key Ingredients
Inversant Education works through community partners in Chelsea, Lynn, and Boston. These partners have strong connections with their members and keep in close contact with parents while they are learning how to move their children toward higher education.
Several studies have shown that students who are supported by their parents – not just financially, but in decision making, research, and enthusiasm – are more successful in high school and more likely to enter and complete college than their peers whose families are not engaged.
“Sustained family engagement in children’s learning is linked with higher grades and test scores, motivation to achieve, social competence, and aspiration for new enrollment in college.” 1
Youth who have an [educational savings] account are approximately seven times more likely to attend a four-year college than youth with no account. 2
“Assets build positive expectations about higher education and increase college readiness. Assets may help youth develop college-bound identities and shape behaviors that reinforce this view.” 3
Inversant Education now has more than 40 Compact Scholarships available through affiliation with Boston University, Bunker Hill Community College, Salem State University, UMass Boston, and UMass Lowell.
Chelsea Youth Commission Application The Chelsea Youth Commission is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 term. If you want to make a difference in your community, apply today! See flyer for details
Attendance Appeal Process The attendance appeal process for the third quarter will begin on 3/20/2019 and end on 3/29/2019. Please contact Mr. Carangelo at 617-466-5043 to schedule an appointment in English. Please contact Mr. Velez at 617-466-5071 to schedule an appointment in Spanish. This is in compliance with our school handbook and all guidelines will apply.
Chelsea Public Schools is a diverse school district just north of Boston, Massachusetts.
Chelsea Public Schools is dedicated to providing Chelsea students with a Bridge to Success.
We are a member of the 5 District Partnership, a joint educational effort among the Massachusetts districts of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere and Winthrop to improve instruction and academic achievement.