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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One Poignant Stepping Stone PART II

When our mom began our LEAF (Literacy Elevates Arizona Families) program this fall with her preschool child, we soon found out the she had been diagnosed with cancer.  She was taking chemotherapy treatments and the situation was and remains quite serious.  A few short weeks ago, the mom approached one of our staff and asked if they…
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One Poignant Stepping Stone Story-PART I

Imagine being pregnant with your sixth child and learning that your husband has a very serious illness.  He is admitted to the hospital.  What will you do if he passes away? He is the sole bread-earner for the family and you do not have proper documentation to stay in the country, even though all your…
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HSE (GED) Part II

All of our Stepping Stone moms have begun online classes and work at their own pace.  Each Friday, they meet together in the adult education room just one building away from where their children attend Stepping Stone’s LEAF preschool.  Currently, Neida, one of the Stepping Stone office interns meets with them there to help them…
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HSE (GED) Bound! PART I

This fall, A Stepping Stone Foundation had a bit of a hiccup for three mothers whose families had enrolled in our LEAF (Literacy Elevates Arizona Families) program located at the Bret Tarver Isaac Preschool teaching site in Phoenix.  This program, as many readers will remember, is a five-point family literacy program which consists of preschool,…
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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.

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

We’d like to make you aware of changes to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit which could help you further reduce your state tax liability and help our children and families at the same time.  This tax credit called Arizona’s Tax Credit for Qualifying Charitable Organizations and is still available.  This is an ADDITIONAL tax credit –one you can take even though…
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Intern

Hello my name is Neida Sandoval. I am one of six of my family members that has attended A Stepping Stone preschool. This program has helped me and my family in many ways. It has helped me further my education and through the years I have met several people that to this day are close…
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New Intern!

My name is Kimberly Fernandez and I am a former Stepping Stone preschooler. Although it was a long time ago, I remember being in Mrs. Cindy’s class (Cindy Amos). I really enjoyed all the fun activities we use to do such as painting, drawing, singing, playing, dancing and even sleeping! Those were fun memories in…
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