Cultivating Your Now.
And Our Tomorrow.

A just and equitable tomorrow is one where all students have access to a college education.


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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Scholar Spotlight

Idiris Egal ’15

Steppingstone Scholar Idiris Egal, a second-year student at Duke University, has a list of accomplishments in the world of political advocacy and politics longer than many people twice his age. With election season in full swing, it's only fitting we highlight Idiris’ path and gather his sage advice on how to get involved in political advocacy. He credits education, mentorship, and his Steppingstone community with leading to a variety of path-changing opportunities—the most recent of which brought him to Ed Markey’s office on Capitol Hill this past summer. 
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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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