The Connection Center focuses on assisting OY ages 18-24 who have a high school degree or GED. OY may be unemployed, not in school, or simply unhappy with their current situation. The Connection Center’s objective is to reconnect them with their goals and remind them of their options through one-on-one support.


The Connection Center, operated by X-Cel Education, is a one-stop resource center for Greater Boston’s opportunity youth (OY).

The Connection Center matches each youth with his or her own Success Coach. In many cases, Success Coaches are former OY themselves, who are now armed with connections to college and career readiness programs, vocational programs, and many other local innovators who promote alternative pathways for youth looking to make a positive change in their lives.

Whether it’s a career, a college application, or simply a way out, the Connection Center can help youth find a path to success and independence.


The Connection Center is located conveniently in Building 1 of the Madison Park Complex near Roxbury Crossing on the Orange line.

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Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Connection Center

1010 Harrison Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119

The Connection Center is located inside Boston Career Link. 


Call or text: 617-637-8504
Email: Kareem Lewis,
Twitter: @Connection_Cnter
Facebook: Connection Center – Boston