Improving Educational Opportunities and Access

Changing Young Lives in Boston and Beyond

The Steppingstone Academy

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Preparing Motivated Urban Students for Admission to and Success at Highly Selective Schools around Boston

The Steppingstone Academy prepares underserved middle-school students in and around Boston for admission to competitive independent, Catholic, and public exam schools. The Academy’s rigorous 14-month program of academic preparation is followed by ten years of comprehensive support services, ensuring that Scholars thrive, graduate from high school, and earn four-year college degrees.

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College Success Academy

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Improving Academic Outcomes and College Readiness Among Boston Public School Students

The College Success Academy provides after-school and summer academic programming to middle-school students attending three partner Boston public K-8 schools. CSA Scholars pursue a rigorous program of academic preparation, which spans four academic years and five summers. The support and college-readiness services that follow ensure they graduate from four-year colleges.

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National Network

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Expanding Education Pathways to College through the National Partnership for Educational Access

The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) is a membership association founded  in 2007 to support programs and schools serving underrepresented students. With more than 250 members serving 150,000 students across the country, NPEA’s goal is to strengthen sharing in the field of college access and success.

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