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Family Engagement & Resources


We believe that family engagement, where strong partnerships exist between students, families, and Steps, is a key element of ensuring long-term student success. Elements of our family engagement include a fall and spring Family Potluck where all parents/families are welcome to discuss our programs, provide feedback, and access Town-wide resources and information that can best support their children.
The Steps Parent & Caregiver Council is a crucial part of our work, with members guiding programming, conducting outreach, and shaping the future of the organization. We are currently recruiting parents, grandparents, guardians, and caregivers of Steps youth to participate.

Are you interested in being more involved in the work of Steps to Success? Have ideas about programming for youth, adults, or families? Please reach out to Kai Rasheed-Rosenfield, Family Engagement Coordinator, at or via phone at 617-249-3871.


STS Resources

Welcome to the STS Resources Portal! Available to all STS students and families, this helpful webpage has important documents for: AHU/TA, Work Connections, College Success Initiative (CSI), Mentoring Program, and more! You can also see contact information for all of our staff below.

Public School of Brookline Resources

Resources by Grade Level

Elementary/Middle (Grades K-8)

High School (Grades 9-12)

CSI (College Success Initiative)


Family Engagement - Community Resources

Brookline Food Pantry - Grocery assistance with pickup available at multiple locations across Brookline, including schools and BHA properties.

Bridges to College & Careers - JVS provides support going to school, attending job training programs, and securing employment.


Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) Program - The RAFT program helps keep households in stable housing situations when facing eviction, loss of utilities, and other housing emergencies. RAFT can provide up to $7,000 per household within a 12-month period to help preserve current housing or move to new housing. 


Brookline CDC First Time Homebuyers Program - Receive support in completing a homebuyer education program, securing down payment assistance, and improving your credit score.


Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) - GBLS offers a wide range of legal services, including employment, family law, housing, immigration, and more.


GBLS Tax Clinic

Contact: Adam Cook,, 617-603-1688


The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Youth (BAGLY) - BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization, committed to social justice and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community. 


The Child and Family Wellness Center (CFWC) - CFWC provides culturally competent counseling services to adults, children, and families at home, in school, and within the community.


ABCD Fuel Assistance Program - Eligible households can receive help with their winter heating bill through direct payment to vendors.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) - Eligible households can receive a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Brookline Center for Community Mental Health - can provide immediate assistance around housing, food, and other basic needs.

The Child and Family Wellness Center - CFWC provides culturally competent counseling services to adults, children, and families at home, in school, and within the community. 

Staff Directory


Steps to Success, Inc. and Public Schools of Brookline

Sophya Williams-Louis | PSB District Director for STS |

Nia Jacobs | STS, Inc. Executive Director |

Rocky Cotard | Director of Elementary & Middle School Programs |

Tony Wells | Director of High School Programs & Career and College Success Initiative |

Meredith Baez | Assistant Director of Elementary & Middle School Programs |

Kaitlin Chin | Assistant Director of College Success Initiative|

Emi Espinosa | Operations Associate |

Kai Rasheed-Rosenfield | Family Engagement Coordinator |

Colin Yap | Development & Communications Associate |


Elementary/Middle School Advisors

JT Lenoch | Florida Ruffin Ridley School |

David Lamour | Lawrence School |

Jason Murray | Lincoln School |

Dashawn Richardson | Pierce School |

Brookline High School Advisors

Adebukola Ajao |

Craig Marriro |

Yazmin Guevara Alvarez |

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