The COVID-19 crisis has illuminated two critical truths in Philadelphia.
The inequalities that define our society – access to healthcare, food security, education, and financial stability – are deeply exacerbated when a public crisis occurs.
In a city where these disparities are so prevalent – and only deepening due to COVID-19 – Steppingstone’s work in building pathways to educational and socioeconomic mobility is more necessary than ever before.
We know from countless studies that a dramatic loss of learning time has a profound impact on students’ access to college and employment.
In March, when schools closed due to the pandemic and many struggled with online learning and student engagement, Steppingstone Scholars acted quickly to meet the needs of our 2,500 Scholars by: