BCMC Peacemaker Conversation

Building STEPS CEO Debra Hettleman joins Baltimore Community Mediation Center’s Atul Garg for a conversation in their Peacekeepers Series.

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STEM Everyday podcast with Chris Woods

STEM isn’t just for elementary kids. In Baltimore, Building STEPS is building opportunities for kids to pursue STEM college and career opportunities. Their program launched in 1999 with the sole purpose of creating a college pathway for underrepresented students to become STEM professionals.


WMAR Television Appearance on Midday Maryland

Baltimore needs more college graduates; Building STEPS is the mechanism to improve college and career outcomes for the city’s high potential students. From expanded career opportunities to increased earning potential to improved long term quality of life, a college degree changes the lives of these mostly low-income, first generation college goers.


Resume Help

This week we spoke with Falema Graham, CEO of Career Development & Leadership Coaching Inc., to discuss tips on improving your resume to help you get that interview and eventually that job!

Nonprofit Helps Baltimore High School Students Learn Networking, Communication Skills

“All of these students really are coming from challenging schools, challenging neighborhoods and they don’t have this experience to really talk to professionals,” Sheyna Mikeal, of Building STEPS, said.


Building STEPS Names Asia Cole Program Associate

Building STEPS is pleased to announce that Asia Cole has been named Program Associate. In her role, Ms. Cole will be involved in all aspects of planning, executing and facilitating student programming including junior seminars, college workshops, internships and will work directly with students and program partners.

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Building STEPS Helps STEM Students Go to College

Debra E. Hettleman’s goal is to be so successful that she’ll work herself out of a job. She’s CEO of Building STEPS, a program that’s been in Baltimore for 20 years and identifies about 100 high school juniors annually from 15 Baltimore City public schools who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics […]

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