Basic Adult Literacy, GED Preparation programs and College Transition services for English-speaking adults and youth ages 17+.
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Transforming Lives Through Literacy

Next Step Learning Center is an adult literacy program serving older youth and adults in Oakland, and especially West and Downtown Oakland.

Founded in 1994 by the Sisters of the Holy Names, Next Step addresses the high dropout rate in Oakland with energy and innovation.

Next Step is a California 501c(3) nonprofit organization funded by gifts and grants and enhanced by the volunteer services of over 60 tutors from Oakland and the broader East Bay

"Next Step is saving lives by working with people others have given up on and believing in them the way they believed in me."

--Daniel, Oakland