Congrats, CSA Class #4!

We are THRILLED to congratulate Class 4 Scholars on their recent Commencement from the College Success Academy (CSA). Scholars, we are so proud of your dedication, grateful for your kindness, and ready to see you continue to take on the world! After years of hard work (including more than 1,000 hours of extra class time!), Class…

Steppingstone’s First Alumni & Scholar Networking Night!

Every year during April vacation, Steppingstone hosts events for middle and high school Scholars so they have opportunities to stay engaged and active during their time away from school. This year, we were thrilled to invite Scholars to an Alumni & Scholar networking night–the first of its kind at Steppingstone. The event was a unique opportunity…

Nor’easters Can’t Stop Steppingstone Scholars!

Despite the wind, snow, and frigid temperatures in March, Steppingstone Scholars were thinking about their plans for the summer! On the cold morning of March 3rd (after a nor’easter), nearly 200 Steppingstone Scholars (in grades 6-11), parents/guardians, and siblings attended Steppingstone’s first-ever Step Into Summer Fair! The Step Into Summer Fair is a new initiative…

Christmas in the City

One of our favorite holiday traditions is volunteering at Christmas in the City (CITC), an all-day event for families who live in homeless shelters throughout Boston. CITC brings holiday cheer to these families every year in hopes of providing them with a magical holiday season. Throughout the event, Mr. and Mrs. Claus greeted families while they toured the…

MLK Day: Scholars support ESOL students throughout Boston

For 2018’s MLK Day of Service, Steppingstone Scholars and families joined a group of 600+ volunteers to make an impact in Boston. Throughout the day, they worked together to make ESOL* education tools for local students. Including ESOL journals, lap desks, flags of the world, flash cards for vocabulary and the citizenship exam, and even conversational “Jenga”…

College Tours & The Secret to Successful Personal Statements

Steppingstone Scholars Learn The Secret to Successful Personal Statements During Annual Veterans Day College Tour by Steppingstone Advisor Ms. Fonseca Trinity College A few weeks ago, Steppingstone Scholars joined Ms. Fonseca, Mr. Robinson, and Ms. Spartz on a two hour bus ride to Hartford, Connecticut. Their first stop: Trinity College! Trinity College is currently home…

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…

#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!

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…