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Ready to become a Lynx? We are still accepting applications, but housing and class registration are first-come, first-served.

Stay connected and supported.

As a graduate of the Threshold program, you have access to support through the Alumni Center. Drop in for any question or concern, and get assistance from our friendly staff.

Come to us for employment-related needs, such as writing your résumé or searching for a job. If it’s education you’re interested in, we also organize workshops and courses. Or, if you just want to find something fun to do, we can connect you to social activities with other alumni.

We also take suggestions from our alumni about the services they’d like to have. About half of Threshold alumni have used our services, and we hope you will, too.

threshold students walking on Massachusetts avenue
Alumni Network

Events & Activities

You're now part of a community of more than 600 alumni, and most live within an hour from Boston. This makes getting together easy. Some examples of activities we’ve helped plan include local and international trips, fitness classes, movie nights, brunch club, and more.

Dudley Williams Walking Outside
Alumni Story

Dudley Williams III ’10

A resident of Somerville, MA and a Marketing Coordinator at John Hancock, Dudley lives a full, independent life, which he credits to the support he gained at Lesley University.

“There are so many Threshold graduates living in the area that it's impossible for our daughter to walk down the street and not bump into people she knows. She has a sense of belonging that comes from being part of a vibrant and engaged community.”
Parent of ’06 Threshold Program alum


Many of our alumni are interested in continuing their personal and professional growth. We’ve organized several workshops and courses, such as:

  • CPR and first-aid certification
  • Early childhood courses for credit
  • Personal development and growth
  • Employment


We’re here to help you with your employment and independent living needs. We can help you with:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Job searching
  • Finding a new roommate
  • Referrals for independent living advising

Benefits Assistance

You may be eligible for state and federal supports. We can help you apply for and manage your benefits. Review our Benefits Assistance Guide to learn about:

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Mass Health
  • SNAP (food stamps)
  • Housing assistance
  • Vocational rehabilitation
of alumni are satisfied with their level of independence
of alumni spend time with friends at least once per week
of alumni take college classes for credit after graduating
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