Attorneys, Staff Partner with Steppingstone Foundation to Help Students Prepare for College
The Steppingstone Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, helps students from underserved communities prepare for success in college and beyond. Ropes & Gray launched a pro bono partnership with Steppingstone in 2011 to help students and their families facing immigration issues. In one case in 2015, for example, a student from Guatemala who was applying for college was granted lawful permanent residence, allowing him to qualify for financial aid and to work legally in the United States, thanks to the efforts of a firm pro bono team. Government enforcement partner Josh Levy is a member of Steppingstone’s board of directors; Josh discusses the firm’s work with Steppingstone in this video.
High school students participating in the Steppingstone program also need assistance preparing college application essays, and members of the Ropes & Gray’s marketing communications department volunteered to help tutor students in Boston on Oct. 29.
Read more about the firm’s involvement with Steppingstone on page 10 of the 2012 Pro Bono Annual Report.