Our Mission

Next Step Learning Center believes in the resilience of the human spirit and in each person's ability to learn and to change.

Our mission is to strengthen Oakland families and communities through intensive, personalized tutoring and other programs in basic literacy, GED preparation, and transition to college and the workforce. We define basic literacy as the tools of reading, writing, and computation needed for urban life in the 21st century.

We support each person by providing a caring environment, bridges to the business, civic, and educational community, and a strong support and follow-up system.

Here's how you can make a difference.