How we are making it better

  • Literacy

    Building a foundation for academic success through small group, individualized tutorials for struggling readers.

  • Leadership

    Instilling leadership skills is an integral part of all Making It Better programs, giving children the ability to resist the negative influences that are so common today.

  • Life Skills

    Developing self-management and positive relationship skills and learning to express feelings appropriately is infused into every program; enabling children to grow into successful, contributing members of society.

  • “Seeing the Steps to Success program in action significantly increased my already high level of belief in and support of the work that Making It Better does.”

    Tom Fitzpatrick | Board Member

  • ” I am finding it especially rewarding, working with small groups of students, because the impact we make is so clearly and immediately evident.”

    Peg Fitzgerald | Literacy Tutor

Real Stories. Real People.

Fourth-grader Aaditya Krishna has participated in our Steps 2 Success after school program since he was in kindergarten. “He’s always been a curious child, so this has been great for exposing him to things I don’t think they teach in school, like about compassion, respect and even financial savings,” said Monica Verma, Aaditya’s mother.

Verma said she discovered the program when her family lived directly above the unit reserved for Steps 2 Success. “We’ve since moved to a different apartment, but it’s definitely one of the main reasons we stayed in this community,” she said. “Not only has Aaditya made several friends, but I have made friends also with the staff and other moms.”

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