A Stepping Stone Foundation hires new Executive Director

  PHOENIX, AZ   The board of directors of A Stepping Stone Foundation (Foundation) is honored to announce that Gabriela Jimenez will serve as the nonprofit’s new Executive Director beginning July 10, 2023.  Jimenez replaces retiring Executive Director Cindy Gattorna, whose last day with the Foundation will be September 30, 2023. Jimenez brings 26 years of…Continued

Open LMS Donations to Fund STEM Scholarships at ASSF!

Open LMS is helping the local community and matching donations to A Stepping Stone Foundation made by its Connected 2023 conference attendees and its employees. Raleigh, N.C. (April 27, 2023)𑁋Open LMS, a leader in the open-source learning management system (LMS) market dedicated to improving learning and education, has delivered $5,000 in STEM-focused scholarship funding to…Continued

Happy New Year!

Dearest Supporters,   As we welcome 2023 into our lives, it is a natural time to reflect on the past, revel in the now and plan for the future.  As you continue reading below, you’ll note statistics about what we have done in the past, our current status and our plans for the future. LEAF:…Continued

More Than Preschool

A Stepping Stone Foundation is so much more than a preschool program. When a child enrolls in preschool, the whole family enrolls. Many of you already know that at least one enrolled parent must attend adult education (English or GED prep classes), parenting classes, work in the preschool classroom and participate in home visits. Below…Continued

The Circle

ARPA Award Helps A Stepping Stone Families

On February 1, 2022, A Stepping Stone Foundation Executive Director Cindy Gattorna signed a grant agreement with the Arizona Office of the Governor which is administering Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This is a BIG DEAL!!! The award for $490,000 will span two years and it…Continued

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Where do we go from here?

I was honored to be asked to present to education students enrolled at Maricopa County Community Colleges Mesa Campus in October via Zoom. Below is a link to that presentation about A Stepping Stone Foundation. Link to MCCCD Presentation This presentation gives an overview of A Stepping Stone Foundation, how COVID has changed what we…Continued