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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.

A New Look for Steppingstone

After 25 years, Steppingstone’s look is getting an update! We’re excited to announce that as we enter Steppingstone’s 26th year, we’re debuting a new look – including an updated logo and color scheme. “Steppingstone is entering a new era now that it’s past the quarter century mark,” says Mariel Novas, Steppingstone Board Member and Alumna from…

#SXSL: Steppingstone Visits the White House

This summer, College Success Academy Scholars had the chance to work with the PolyBot, a hydroponic plant-growing robot designed to give students the opportunity for hands-on science learning (get a glimpse here!). On October 3, Steppingstone Senior Director of Teaching & Learning Jane Ventrone was invited to accompany the Poly team to the White House for South…

Superintendent Chang Visits Steppingstone

Last month, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang visited Steppingstone’s summer program at Milton Academy to learn more about Steppingstone’s continued increase in programming within Boston Public Schools. Last year, Steppingstone’s College Success Academy began working with students from East Boston’s Donald McKay K-8 School, a partnership we are excited to continue this fall. Dr….

Summer Snapshot

It’s hard to believe summer session is almost over! We’ve been so impressed with Scholars’ hard work and enthusiasm. Here’s a glimpse into some of what we’ve been up to. Mr. Carbone and Mr. Lindsay spoke about Steppingstone’s Four Pillars, which are integral to Steppingstone’s close-knit community. Ms. Ng. and Ms. DeLeon explained to commencing Scholars what will be…