100 Scholars head off to start college!

Please join us in giving them a HUGE two stomps and a clap! Many will study here in Boston, with a few campuses welcoming particularly large cohorts of Steppingstone Scholars (five are heading to Tufts University, five to Boston College, five to Boston University, and 17 to UMass Boston). Scholars will also be studying at…

Steppingstone Statement on DACA

Steppingstone strongly opposes the White House’s decision to rescind DACA, which will directly affect thousands of students in Massachusetts, including Steppingstone Scholars. Today, and every day, Steppingstone stands firmly in support of every student and family in our community, no matter where they were born or their citizenship status. Scholars and families, your Steppingstone advisors,…

Standing Together

Steppingstone is horrified and saddened by the recent acts of terrorism organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. We extend our deepest condolences to those whose lives and loved ones were impacted by the terrorism in Charlottesville. This exhibition of hatred and bigotry is not unique to Charlottesville and serves as a grim…

A Day in the Life of a Steppingstone Scholar

Each summer, young Scholars dedicate six weeks of their vacation to preparing for college with Steppingstone. What’s it like to spend your summer with the Berylson Family Academy @ Steppingstone? Check out the photo gallery below to experience a day in the life of a Steppingstone Scholar! 8:00 am: Arrive at Steppingstone Meet up with friends…

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.