Standing with America’s immigrant community

Diversity is one of America’s greatest strengths.

At Steppingstone, we see the incredible value individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities bring to our community and to greater Boston. Together, Steppingstone Scholars, families, Alumni, and staff represent more than 20 countries and speak more than 15 languages. Each person is a valued member, lifting one another up in pursuit of their dreams and achieving their goals.

Steppingstone is deeply troubled by the racism and prejudice filling the news and shaping decisions throughout the country. To all Steppingstone community members who have been affected by racist remarks regarding immigrants and their countries of origin, by the termination of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, Salvadorans, and Nicaraguans, and by the continued uncertainty facing Dreamers: We see you. We value you. And we are grateful for your many contributions to this city and this country.

Steppingstone is proud to stand beside you and we commit to supporting every member of our community through the challenges ahead. We will continue to strive to be a place where every community member can feel safe, supported, respected, and welcome.

If you have concerns about your immigration status – or anything else – Steppingstone is here for you. You can always give your Steppingstone Advisor a call if you’re looking for support.

Resources:

  • Free Legal Assistance: Those of you affected by recent changes in U.S. immigration policy can reach out to your Steppingstone Advisor if you would like free legal assistance from our partner, Ropes & Gray, whose legal team works with Steppingstone students and immediate families facing immigration concerns.
  • We Dream Together: A collection of resources from BPS, including new information about TPS in English, Kreyòl Ayisyen, and Español
  • We Are Here to Stay: This site is powered and updated by immigrant youth and shares resources like an FAQ on DACA Termination, list of Five Things You Should Know, and a Mental Health Emergency Toolkit.
  • Informed Immigrant: This site shares resources, FAQs, videos, and more.
  • DACA One-Pager: The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has a one-pager outlining what you need to know about the end of DACA.
  • Facts for Teachers: This flyer summarizes what teachers and schools need to know about the rights of immigrants and the threat of deportation.