Improving Educational Opportunities and Access

Changing Young Lives in Boston and Beyond

The Steppingstone Academy

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

The Steppingstone Academy prepares underserved middle-grade students for admission to, and success at, top independent and public exam schools through 14 months of rigorous academic preparation. After enrolling at their new schools, Scholars receive comprehensive support to ensure they thrive, graduate from high school, and complete degrees at four-year colleges.

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College Success Academy

Improving Academic Outcomes and College Readiness Among Boston Public School Students

Designed to set more Boston Public School students on the path to college, the College Success Academy provides after-school and summer academic programming to students attending four Boston public K-8 schools: the Donald McKay, the Jackson/Mann, the Edison, and the Gardner Pilot Academy. Scholars participate in a program of academic preparation, which spans two academic years and three summers, and then take part in comprehensive support services to ensure they stay on course for college.



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National Network

Expanding Pathways to College through the National Partnership for Educational Access

The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) is a membership organization that connects the people, practices, and innovations essential for eliminating barriers to educational access and college and career success for underserved students. NPEA has more than 325 members in 35 states. NPEA organizational members collectively serve more than 500,000 students nationwide.

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