Billie Gannaway Scholars

We would like to congratulate all 39 scholars for their Billie Gannaway Award. Also, a special thank you to the 16 students that were able to attend the award ceremony that took place Tuesday, April 25th. It really means so much for Stepping Stone because it gives us the ability to see students grow.

Cena y Serenata 2015

A Stepping Stone is having its annual Cena y Serenata, which sold out a full two weeks in advance! If you do not already know Cena y Serenata is Spanish for Dinner and a Serenade. This event will net A Stepping Stone Foundation $50,000.00 thanks to all of its wonderful sponsors. Also, Cena showcases artists…Continued

Looking for Preschool?

Because A Stepping Stone Foundation has been waiting to hire the best preschool assistant possible, we have been holding five more four-year-old slots at our Westwood Elementary teaching site.  We hired a lovely new assistant just before the holidays and now have room for five more children and their families. If you have a four-year-old…Continued

Children’s Action Alliance Press Conference Monday 7/21/14

Children’s Action Alliance  released their State and National Data Book today at a press conference scheduled at 1:30 PM at Wesley Community Center in Phoenix.  One of our former preschoolers, Maritza Rosales was featured.  Maritza is also a former Billie Gannaway Scholar and Stepping Stone Board Member. Way to go Maritza! And thank you Children’s Action…Continued

A Stepping Stone’s Literacy Program Earns Support of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2014         A Stepping Stone’s Literacy Program Earns Support of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation         Valley’s Most Vulnerable Parents Commit to Bettering Themselves For The Sake Of Their Children   PHOENIX, AZ (June 12, 2014) – More than 42 million Americans can’t read. In an effort to combat multi-generational…Continued

2014 Bill and Billie’s Kids Go To College

A Stepping Stone Foundation will celebrate 25 years of providing high quality preschool with family literacy this coming August.  As the years went by, we realized, not only do our children need a great start in life, they need access to  higher education.  Thanks to the vision of our founder, Rev. Bill Smith and one…Continued

2014 Cena y Serenata

On March 15th, a very happy and sweet group of supporters gathered to help raise funds for A Stepping Stone Foundation preschoolers and their families by having a wonderful fiesta featuring local musical talent and gourmet food produced by local suppliers. A very special thanks is owed to presenting sponsor APS who has supported this…Continued

Celebrate A Stepping Stone Parents

Last night, it was my great pleasure to join our parents, board and children at the 2014 Parent Celebration.  The parents of our Stepping Stone children were honored for their school-year long participation in adult education, parenting classes, time with their children in the classroom as well as participating in our home visiting program. In…Continued