A college education changes a person’s life. We believe that where you come from does not determine where you can go. With a success rate of more than 80% of our graduates earning a college degree, we know we are propelling progress. Building STEPS works with Baltimore’s brightest high school students, most of whom will be the first in their family to graduate from college, to unlock their potential. As a Baltimore based not for profit, we provide a breadth of programming to ensure college completion and career success, all through a STEM lens. We empower students to realize their potential and achieve success.
Building STEPS, originally an internship program, was founded in 1995 in Washington, DC, by Matthew Weinberg, CEO of The Weinberg Group. To better fulfill his vision to help minority high school students become science and technology professionals, he relocated the organization to Baltimore in 2000.