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…

Week One Award Winners

Each week during the summer, we take the time to acknowledge some of the people who help make Steppingstone great. Members of the community nominate Scholars and staff who embody each week’s theme. Here’s some of what they had to say about Week One’s winners, all of whom were selected for their commitment to teamwork….

Graduation Highlights

Every spring, Steppingstone staff members look forward to attending graduation ceremonies for Scholars who are concluding their high school careers and getting ready for college. We’re so proud of all the Scholars who graduated this spring!  Some of the honors Scholars received upon graduating: Hendricks Delva (Belmont Hill School) received the Milton L. Dodge Prize. The Dodge Prize is awarded by…

Alumni Notes

We love keeping in touch with Steppingstone Alumni and hearing about all the exciting things they do after college. Here’s a sampling of what Alumni are up to now! And if you’re an Alum with an update to share, send it to Kate Wood at kwood@tsf.org! Krystal Brooks Sanchez ’93 plans to return to school to…