Making Boston Public Schools Stronger Through Partnerships

It takes a village to raise a child, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Boston Public Schools. During his January 17 “State of the City” address, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled the BuildBPS initiative, a $1 billion plan to revitalize the city’s public school buildings. The plan reflects the city’s commitment to ensure…

Standing With Our Community

As we monitor current events that may affect Steppingstone Scholars and their families, our priority remains supporting everyone in our community. Steppingstone continues to be committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community that honors the essential value of every individual. We pledge to maintain a culture of mutual respect and understanding and we stand by…

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 Award for Excellence in Educational Access

National Partnership for Educational Access and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announce Call for Nominations: 2017 Award for Excellence in Educational Access BOSTON, MA – January 31, 2017 – The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation are pleased to accept nominations for the 2017 NPEA/Cooke Foundation Award for Excellence in…

Spotlight on: Stephanie Granados

When Scholars are stuck on a tough math problem or challenging essay, they know they can turn to Steppingstone tutors for help. Stephanie Granados ’13, a high school Scholar, is one of those tutors. Stephanie volunteers her time at Steppingstone’s College Success Academy (CSA), where she serves as a role model and helps younger Scholars…

Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy Through Service

In the community-minded spirit of Dr. King, Steppingstone Scholars spent Martin Luther King Day volunteering with Boston Cares at their annual Day of Service. Scholars assembled science kits, vocabulary cards, and robotics kits to be distributed to Boston Public School students. The Scholars had a great time meeting other volunteers and loved knowing that their…

Next Stop: College!

  In the past few weeks, Scholars have opened early acceptance letters from these schools (and many more!), and their Advisors are ready to celebrate… Congratulations, Scholars!!

Meet The Advisors: Lakeisha St Joy

Lakeisha St Joy is one of Steppingstone’s newest College Success Academy Advisors. A Boston College graduate, she has served as a Corps Member at City Year San Jose and as a College Success Academy tutor. Meet Lakeisha! “I’m a Boston native, hailing from Dorchester. I am a young, faithful, hopeful, and loving woman with an undying love…

Event Highlight: Supporting Social-Emotional Health for Underrepresented Students

On Tuesday, November 1, the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA, an initiative of The Steppingstone Foundation) co-hosted a Boston Regional Event with local NPEA member, The Roxbury Latin School (RL). The gathering sought to address supporting social-emotional health for underrepresented students. Individuals from local schools and community-based organizations joined NPEA and Roxbury Latin to…

Celebrating Our Hero Squad

What is a hero? At Steppingstone, we believe Scholars are the heroes who work to achieve their dreams of college success. They do so with help from their “squad”: the teachers, Advisors, counselors, and family members who support them and the donors who generously fund their journeys. On November 9, we celebrated Scholars and their supporters at…

Steppingstone Alumnus Kicks off Roxbury Latin Annual Fund

Kyle Layne-Allen’s (The Steppingstone Academy ’03) journey has taken him from Steppingstone to Roxbury Latin to Colby College and back to Roxbury Latin. He shared his story with 330 guests at Roxbury Latin’s Annual Fund Kickoff, where he was the featured Alumni speaker. Above: Kyle Layne-Allen with Roxbury Latin student speaker Francis Rose and Headmaster Kerry…

What Does High Quality Summer Learning Look Like?

In Boston, more than 150 after-school and summer programs use shared measures to reveal strengths and weaknesses. Data show that The Steppingstone Foundation’s College Success Academy excels in stimulating thinking and promoting youth collaboration. Visit the Summer Insight Center to access more best practices and resources about running a high quality program.

Next Stop, Hollywood! Scholar Movie: Allen’s First Week At Steppingstone

Scholars spend their summers hard at work in the classroom brushing up on academic subjects and getting ahead for the coming school year. It’s not all work, though, as they get the chance to participate in electives like Soccer, No-Bake Cooking, and Lego Challenge. This summer, Steppingstone Academy Scholars Allen and Julien had a blast making…