A college student is

Cultivating Your Now.
And Our Tomorrow.

A just and equitable tomorrow is one where all students have access to a college education.
A student, sitting in front of a window, is looking up and smiling.


Boston students served each year.

Mission & Impact

At Steppingstone, we invest in futures. We work to eliminate barriers and close equity gaps in education.
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of Scholars are the first in their family to attend college.

Scholars Program

From 5th grade through college, we celebrate individual talents, spark learning, and cultivate skills—academically, socially, and emotionally—to navigate and succeed in middle school, high school, college, and in life.
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of Scholars earn a bachelor's degree within six years.

Scholarly Achievements

We know when one succeeds, we all succeed. For us, today has never felt so important and urgent, because the next generation’s success starts here. It starts now.
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students impacted across the US every year.
The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA)

National Impact

NPEA connects the people, practices, and innovations across the country to make it possible for all students to access high-quality learning opportunities and to thrive at every phase of their unique educational journeys.
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Partner Spotlight

Thomas H. Lee Partners

A new Steppingstone partner, Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL), is breaking down barriers to the private equity and financial services industry. A generous investment of $300,000 over three years allows Steppingstone to build out the Career Catalyst Project which supports Scholars in exploring potential career paths, making career connections, and developing professional skills and confidence. In addition to becoming a financial partner of Steppingstone, the THL Charitable Foundation team is hosting events and offering resources to demystify the private equity and financial services industries.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Longstanding, Ongoing, Active Commitment to DEI

Across our boards, teams, and learning environments, we are always working toward a more equitable and inclusive Steppingstone—with a goal of creating the best experience for Scholars, families, and our whole community. Learn about how we put our commitment into practice.
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