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Q&A with Cindy Greenwood from CWIT

UMBC’s Center for Women in Technology’s Cindy Greenwood shares how their scholars will provide custom, advanced math programming and tutoring to Building STEPS students during the Summer Experience.

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Q&A with Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Marjorie Tschantre Director, Operations Talent Strategy Lindsey Silver Manager, Talent Strategy Stacey Alexander Operations Compliance Mithil Patel Supply Chain Planning Carson Gregg Supply Chain Planning How and why did Northrop Grumman get involved with Building STEPS? Stacey: Northrop Grumman advocates a response for social justice to all its employees, as evidenced on our […]

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Q&A with Beth Dolce and Luis Miles

from Blue Planet, A Division of Ciena Corporation

Blue Planet, a Division of Ciena Corporation, shares why community volunteerism is an integral part of their company culture. Learn more about their experience volunteering with Building STEPS.

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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.


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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College Access Program Celebrates 20 Years Helping Baltimore Students Attain Higher Education

Building STEPS, college access and career development program for Baltimore City students, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Available to students who have at least a 3.0 GPA, the program is built on the principle that a college education changes an individual’s life.

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