A College-Going Culture Grows at Next Step!
Sunday, 27 March, 2011Spring Semester 2011 The new College Transition Center made possible by Next Step’s recently completed capital project is buzzing with activity these days, as students take advantage of the new computers and college resources available to them here. 15 Next Step students and GED graduates are currently enrolled in a local community college and receiving intensive support services... more
Jefferson Award for Public Service
Thursday, 13 January, 2011Co-Directors Sister Cynthia Canning and Sister Rosemary were awarded a Bay Area Jefferson Award for Public Service at a very uplifting event sponsored by CBS 5 and KCBS at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre. Board Chair Greg Schopf , Assistant Program Director Peggy Presley, and George Brandt, who submitted the nomination, joined the Co-Directors at the celebratory event.p.MsoNormal, li... more
Wednesday, 20 October, 2010Milestone Achievement! More than 200 guests, including donors, volunteers, foundation representatives, students, GED graduates gathered on October 20, 2010 for Next Step’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration. This was the culmination of a successful capital project and a stunning, light-filled, larger site for Next Step’s programs. Asked about how he felt when he first entered ... more
The Oakland Tribune says: "Next Step Learning Center gives hope in West Oakland "
Thursday, 08 March, 2007HOPE is a wonderful thing to look for, a better place to find. At the Next Step Learning Center, hope is its primary resource, a yellow brick road to self-discovery and self-confidence. The Next Step Learning Center is a beacon in West Oakland, and the brainchild of two nuns, Rosemary Delaney and Cynthia Canning, who offer high-school dropouts a second chance at obtaining an education. For ... more