SPEAKER PREVIEW: Stella Flores

Today is the day! It’s the first full day of NPEA’s National Conference, and we’re thrilled to welcome close to 475 educational access professionals from around the country. The afternoon will kick off with a speech from Stella Flores, one of the three keynote speakers. Get to know her below! “Ask me what works,” reads Stella Flores’s Twitter…

SPEAKER PREVIEW: Christopher Emdin

This week, the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) will welcome nearly 475 educational access professionals to its annual conference. Over the next few days, we’ll introduce you to the three keynote speakers who will share their insights and expertise with conference attendees. First up: Christopher Emdin, who will discuss his recent book: For White Folks Who Teach in the…

My Search for Summer Opportunities

Carmen Esquivel ’12 is a sophomore at Newton Country Day School and a Steppingstone Peer Leader. This summer, she is traveling and pursuing leadership opportunities. She shared her thoughts on seeking meaningful summer experiences. In the past, I definitely did not do as much as I possibly could have when going about finding summer opportunities. My summer…

Experiencing Campus Life

They’ve read and heard all about college, and on February 24, College Success Academy Scholars had the chance to witness campus life firsthand on their tour of Tufts University. After enjoying lunch in Carmichael Dining Hall, the students visited the Campus Center, saw the track and athletic facilities, and learned about Tufts student traditions. One…

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…

Spotlight on: Stephanie Granados

When Scholars are stuck on a tough math problem or challenging essay, they know they can turn to Steppingstone tutors for help. Stephanie Granados ’13, a high school Scholar, is one of those tutors. Stephanie volunteers her time at Steppingstone’s College Success Academy (CSA), where she serves as a role model and helps younger Scholars…

Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy Through Service

In the community-minded spirit of Dr. King, Steppingstone Scholars spent Martin Luther King Day volunteering with Boston Cares at their annual Day of Service. Scholars assembled science kits, vocabulary cards, and robotics kits to be distributed to Boston Public School students. The Scholars had a great time meeting other volunteers and loved knowing that their…

Next Stop: College!

  In the past few weeks, Scholars have opened early acceptance letters from these schools (and many more!), and their Advisors are ready to celebrate… Congratulations, Scholars!!

Meet The Advisors: Lakeisha St Joy

Lakeisha St Joy is one of Steppingstone’s newest College Success Academy Advisors. A Boston College graduate, she has served as a Corps Member at City Year San Jose and as a College Success Academy tutor. Meet Lakeisha! “I’m a Boston native, hailing from Dorchester. I am a young, faithful, hopeful, and loving woman with an undying love…

Event Highlight: Supporting Social-Emotional Health for Underrepresented Students

On Tuesday, November 1, the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA, an initiative of The Steppingstone Foundation) co-hosted a Boston Regional Event with local NPEA member, The Roxbury Latin School (RL). The gathering sought to address supporting social-emotional health for underrepresented students. Individuals from local schools and community-based organizations joined NPEA and Roxbury Latin to…