Best Wishes!

Congratulations to intern, Kevin, who finished his two-year internship with A Stepping Stone Foundation in June.  It was a pleasure to work with you, Kevin! We wish you best wishes on the new job hunt and as you continue your college education!

Former Stepping Stone Student Update

-By Andrea Reyes My job at the Florence Project has been absolutely wonderful, I can honestly say I love my job! I get to meet with kids who arrive to the U.S. as unaccompanied minors, meaning they arrived alone without a guardian. When these children are detained by immigration at/nearby the border, they are then…
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Super Hero Bear

This year our class has become “Super Heroes” by focusing on ways to be good citizens. Each week a child is selected randomly to be our class “Super Hero”. They take a poster home to decorate with family photos then bring it back to school to share and display it in the classroom. We also…
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A Former Stepping Stone Preschooler Is On Her Way

My Road to Becoming a Legal Advocate By: Andrea Reyes Out of everyone that I told, my family was the most supportive of my decision to apply to law school. But, who am I kidding? They knew my decision before I did and they sure were thrilled that I made my decision my last semester…
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Super Duper Kids

I received the picture shown below from retired Stepping Stone teacher, Mrs. Fran, who had attended a music program last Tuesday at Westwood Elementary School in Phoenix. The children shown are currently completing first grade and had just finished playing in a musical recital.   The picture to the right is of the whole preschool…
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This is not an ending; it’s a beginning!

I had the delightful pleasure of visiting our preschool classrooms this morning.  It is the last week of classes and each day is a new celebration. I watched as four-year-old children escorted their mothers into the classroom made-over to honor their moms.  Former Stepping Stone parent, Josie Gutierrez, addressed the parents briefly saying, “This is…
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Congratulations 2015-2016 Billie Gannaway Memorial Scholarship Awardees

On Tuesday, April 21st, eighty guests gathered to celebrate the latest group of Billie Gannaway Memorial Scholarship (BGMS) award recipients. This year, the BGMS Team awarded 29 scholarships.  Also, thanks to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust (NMPCT), five additional scholarships were awarded concurrently to five of those students.  These five awards are called the…
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“Learn to Learn Forever”

The Phoenix Business Journal reported today that while Carlos Slim Helu,  one of the wealthiest men in the world, addressed Business Journal guests yesterday, he stated that education was a very important economic force in a healthy economy.  The Journal quoted Slim Helu as saying, “We need to learn to learn forever.”  See the full…
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May the Peace of the Season Be With You

How do you know we make a difference? In addition to our proven impact of school success, English language acquisition, and parent education, many of you have helped family emergencies as well.  Sometimes you have donated gently used furniture, household goods or clothing after a house fire or other circumstances.  I offer you the story…
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ASBA Insurance Trust Helps our Kids and Families

New Spin on Charitable Support   PHOENIX, AZ (December 18, 2014)   What does it take to think out of the box? Ask Sydney Gould from Arizona School Boards Association Insurance Trust (ASBAIT).   Sydney decided instead of purchasing expensive giveaways for the company’s booth at the Arizona School Boards Association annual conference at the Biltmore…
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