Research Says

A Stepping Stone has engaged in two-generation family literacy for 30 years now. While others talk about it, we do it!!  Check out this link to a recent paper posted on Archbridge Institute’s website September 2020 from James J. Heckman (see HeckmanEquation.org). Of special interest is Key Takeaway #2 two: “Families are the primary producers…
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Scholarship Winners 2020-2021

We are so very proud of all our Billie Gannaway Memorial Scholarship winners!  This past award year, we also gave five Ivey Stepping Higher (ISHS) scholarships and for the first time two William O. Smith (WOSS) scholarships.  Due to COVID19, we could not present awards in person like we usually do, but had a slide…
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Roll Call

LEAF & COVID19

It’s the end of September and while we were hoping to come back to school in-person soon, it looks more and more like we’ll be continuing our distance learning format via the internet for months to come.  Our Bret Tarver Isaac Preschool neighborhood has a particularly high number of cases and it still remains unsafe…
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Another Affirmation of Family Literacy

A Stepping Stone Foundation Board Member, Gabriel Escontrías, Jr., sent me an article today about work similar to that of our LEAF (Literacy Elevates Arizona Families) Program in Phoenix. It touts the rich return on investment that programs like LEAF have to society in concrete terms. The article was published online at TheScientificAmerican.com, (originally published…
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THANK YOU to ALL our Wonderful Donors and Supporters!

Please find below a complete list of all donors from July 1, 2017 through October 1, 2018. Together we transform lives through quality two-generation education! Donors in bold print have donated $1,000 or more. Some donors have asked to not be recognized publicly and so are not listed below. A New Leaf Abrahamson, Heidi Adams, Judith…
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In Memoriam

A Stepping Stone Foundation sends their deepest condolences to the family of the Reverend Bill Smith who passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. The Reverend’s legacy will always live on within our organization and the community at large. Often asking us to call him, “Just Bill”, he was a visionary and activist who inspired…
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Another Affirmation of Family Literacy

A Stepping Stone Foundation Board Member, Gabriel Escontrías, Jr., sent me an article today about work similar to that of our LEAF (Literacy Elevates Arizona Families) Program in Phoenix.  It touts the rich return on investment that programs like LEAF have to society in concrete terms. The article was published online at TheScientificAmerican.com, (originally published at JAMA…
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Recent Harvard Research for Early Education

Dear Readers, please find and follow the link below regarding new research which affirms intuitive and previously proven best practices for early education.  It is certainly how A Stepping Stone has been practicing for the past 27 years! Enjoy! -Cindy Click Here for Recent Harvard Research Article.