Congratulations #CSAClass3!

On Thursday, June 1, Boston’s South End was filled with excitement, joy, and pride as Scholars, families, and friends gathered for the College Success Academy’s (CSA’s) 2017 Commencement ceremony. After years of hard work (including more than 1,000 hours of extra class time and constant dedication to their studies), Class 3 Scholars gathered to honor…

Welcome to Steppingstone!

The newest Steppingstone Scholars came together for the first time on Saturday, May 20, at the New Family Welcome event, where they met their fellow Scholars and got a preview of what to expect this summer and beyond. Every year, the Welcome Event provides a chance for new Scholars and their families to understand what it…

Launching Professional Connections

As Scholars enter the professional world, many don’t have access to the networks other students rely on. At Steppingstone, we’re working to change that. To help close this opportunity gap, we launched a professional connections initiative, which builds relationships between college-aged Scholars and professionals in their field of interest. Since 2016, 28 Scholars have taken…

#ProudImmigrant

College Success Academy Scholars, along with their peers and teachers, organized a march in support of immigrants in their families and communities. These were just a few of the inspirational signs spotted at the march!

Scholar Voice: Setting Goals

Each year, a small group of 10th and 11th grade Scholars is selected to serve as Peer Leaders. Chosen for their leadership skills and dedication to Steppingstone, they’re responsible for tutoring and mentoring fellow Scholars. In addition, they share life lessons and goals in the quarterly Support Services Update. Nathalie Diaz-Troncoso ’13, a sophomore at Boston Latin…

Congratulations, Alumni!

While Steppingstone Alumni are scattered throughout the country and even the world, we’re grateful that many of them have taken the time to let us know what they’re up to. We hope you enjoy this glimpse at their lives after Steppingstone! Dr. Alicia Genisca ’93 began a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital,…

Spring Break!

For Steppingstone Scholars, April vacation is a time to visit colleges, explore the city, and spend quality time with their fellow Scholars and Advisors. The Support Services Department hosted a series of April break events for Scholars in grades 6-12. We hope you enjoy the highlights below! College Tours Scholars got to explore schools close to home when…

A Sweet End to April Vacation!

To cap off a wonderful week of April Vacation activities with Steppingstone, Scholars were invited to learn how to make delicious treats at SMASH! Scholars in middle and high school learned how to make banana pudding and no-bake monster cookie balls. For many, it was their first time making any type of dessert. We encourage…

Journeys To Success

More than 475 educational access professionals traveled from across the country to join us in Cambridge for the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) Annual Conference. A perennial opportunity for likeminded individuals to network, share best practices, and get to know one another, this year’s conference – entitled Journeys To Success: Equity And Access For All…

Steppingstone on TV

ABC Boston viewers had the chance to meet Steppingstone Scholar Nicholas Correia on April 18, when he was profiled during their “A Plus” feature. Nicholas, now a senior at Brimmer and May School, joined Steppingstone as a sixth-grader. He has excelled in the classroom and on stage, and has given back to Steppingstone by spending two summers working…

Scholar Voice: Five Life Hacks For Surviving Steppingstone

Written by Ehinomeh, Grade 7 Hi, everyone! Are you ever in that position where you are feeling like, “Ahhhh! So much homework”? I know I am. Here are Five Life Hacks to Get You Through Dreadful but ‘Fun’ Homework. Before you start working, make sure your work area is clean! Because homework and dirty workspace…

Science Extravaganza!

On Saturday, April 8, 35 Steppingstone Scholars in grades 5-8 had the chance to spend the day learning from real-life college role models. The Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) at Tufts University led a full day of science workshops where Scholars got to explore a variety of scientific topics! The Science Extravaganza came to fruition after…