New Home for a Step Beyond

New Home for a Step Beyond

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 Photo credit: Angela and Ithyle

Escondido, Ca. – Nov. 15, 2018 —On Tuesday, November 27th A Step Beyond will celebrate the official opening of the Dave Langlois Youth Center, a multiuse office space serving the youth and families of A Step Beyond.  The new Dave Langlois Children’s Center will house A Step Beyond’s administrative offices, family counseling center, and student and parent learning centers with counseling rooms, tutoring spaces, and a multipurpose room for parent education workshops.  It is named for Dave Langlois, a homebuilder and philanthropist with a heart for underserved youth.


The center is underwritten by a generous matching grant from the Fieldstone Foundation and Pardee Homes has managed the entire construction of the project.

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 180 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.


A Step Beyond is located at California Center for the Arts at 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

If you have any other question, please feel free to reach out to Allison Morrissey with A Step Beyond at or call 760.705.1203.