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…

Michael Danziger Obituary & Memorial Service

Thank you to the many of you who have flooded Steppingstone with kind words and memories of Michael Danziger over the past few days. Mike’s life will be celebrated in a memorial service held at Harvard Memorial Church (1 Harvard Yard) in Cambridge at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 2. There will be free parking available in the Broadway…

Remembering Mike Danziger, co-founder of Steppingstone

It is with deep sadness that we share that Michael Danziger, co-founder of The Steppingstone Foundation, passed away in his sleep on Friday night. All of us at Steppingstone are eternally grateful to Mike for the incredible organization he created that has touched so many lives. In the words of John Simon, Mike’s partner in starting Steppingstone:…

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…