Wily Facts


Judi Alperin King, Ph.D.


November 24, 2014

Not for Profit Status

The Wily Network is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 charity.

Long-Term Goal

To improve college graduation outcomes for independent students at four-year residential college programs by establishing the Wily Network on college campuses in the Greater Boston area.  The Wily Network will provide intensive and extensive services in each student’s college community.

Immediate Goal

To continue to develop formal partnerships with local colleges and increase the number of students we are currently serving.

Who We Work With

Wily Scholars are college students who lack a permanent family and/or home. They are foster care alumni, legally homeless, and students who for other reasons are entering college without the security of a family.

Estimated Costs

The Wily Network expects to spend about $45,000 per student over a four- to six-year college program to provide support services as needed. (The costs of attendance, including tuition, room and board, are not covered by the Wily Network.)


The Wily Network will employ one-to-one coaching, mentoring, tutoring, group programming, and networking to support students as they

  • transition to college
  • navigate all stages of college life, from orientation through graduation
  • identify and secure year-round housing
  • address any health and food security issues
  • build their community.

The Wily Network Will Provide

  • on-campus mentoring
  • on-call support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • supplementary financial support as detailed in The Wily Network Agreement