For more information, please contact:
Karin Elliott, Executive Director
National Partnership for Educational Access
The Steppingstone Foundation
One Appleton Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 423-6300 x 284
Fax: (617) 423-6303
The National Partnership for Educational Access is an initiative of The Steppingstone Foundation. The Steppingstone Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that develops and implements programs that prepare underserved students for educational opportunities that lead to college success. Based on the premise that, regardless of circumstance, children can achieve at high levels with effective preparation and support, Steppingstone programs emphasize rigorous standards and achieve meaningful results. Steppingstone operates three programs to assist underserved youth: The Steppingstone Academy and the College Success Academy, Steppingstone’s two academic/support services programs for Boston students; and the National Partnership for Educational Access, a membership association for college access and success programs across the country.
In 2011, Steppingstone launched the College Success Academy to further increase the number of Boston students graduating from four-year colleges. Based in the Boston public schools, the College Success Academy provides free summer and after-school academic programming to students for five years before they enter high school, followed by a wide array of academic, college guidance, and social/emotional support services through college graduation.