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A Step Beyond and the California Center For The Arts Invites You to a Groundbreaking Event

Escondido CA— Join us on Friday, May 4th at 11:30 am on campus at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, to help us celebrate the official groundbreaking of the Dave Langlois Children’s Center, a multi-use office space serving the youth and families of A Step Beyond.

About A Step Beyond

A Step Beyond is an after school Creative Youth Development program helping underserved youth break the cycle of poverty through offering dance training, academic support, and family services to over 140 students from Escondido and San Marcos.

A Step Beyond opened its doors to its first cohort in 2014 and continues to welcome a new class of 3rd and 4th graders each fall while continuing to train and educate our older students.  A Step Beyond will reach its full capacity in Fall of 2022 when it plans to be serving 350 students in grades 3 through 12.  The ultimate goal of A Step Beyond is to empower underserved youth to transform their lives, families, and communities and to prepare them for college and career.

The new Dave Langlois Children’s Center will house A Step Beyond’s administrative offices, family counseling center, and student and parent learning centers. It is named for Dave Langlois, a homebuilder and philanthropist with a heart for underserved youth, and is underwritten by a generous matching grant from the Fieldstone Foundation.  Pardee Homes, the builder captain, is managing the entire construction.

A Step Beyond is located at California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. A Step Beyond’s Office can be reached at (760) 670-3250.  To learn more, including performance dates for our upcoming student concert, and further information, visit