Improving Educational Opportunities and Access

Changing Young Lives in Boston and Beyond

The Steppingstone Academy

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

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 four partner Boston public K-8 schools. CSA Scholars pursue a rigorous program of academic preparation, which spans four years. Throughout high school and college, Scholars continue to receive comprehensive support services to ensure they thrive and ultimately earn their degrees.

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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 association founded in 2007 to support programs and schools serving underrepresented students. With more than 300 members serving 200,000 students across the country, NPEA’s goal is to strengthen sharing in the field of college access and success.

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