Life. Transforming. Results.

25+ years changing young lives in Boston and beyond

At Steppingstone, each Scholar commits in 4th or 5th grade to the hard work necessary to earn their college degree. In return, we commit to advising and supporting them every step of the way. Over the span of 12+ years, Steppingstone helps Scholars navigate challenges, reach milestones, and celebrate achievements as they work toward their college and career goals.

Because our programs are free for Scholars and families, our work relies entirely on the generosity of donors.



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By the Numbers

Results-driven, we continuously evaluate our work and hold ourselves to high standards of measurable success. By focusing on program outcomes, we ensure Steppingstone allocates resources wisely and serves students effectively.

Independent reports
Measures of success
Steppingstone’s history of growth


Profiles and Testimonials

“Steppingstone was a turning point in our lives. The program gave my family this huge gift by opening up opportunities we didn’t think we could access.” – Vicky Arroyo ’02

Scholar profiles
Alumni profiles
Teacher profiles
GreatNonprofits reviews


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Scholarly Achievements

Steppingstone Scholars achieve remarkable things in and out of the classroom. Below is just a small sampling of their many successes.

2020 college acceptances
Scholar accomplishments
Scholar spotlights
Scholars and Alumni in the news


Alumni Achievements

Steppingstone Alumni influence communities all across the world. Visit the links below to read about their remarkable careers and accomplishments.

Alumni news
Workforce impact