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21
MAR
2019

Graduate Profile – Revette

Revette had one final hurdle, which turned into a long jump: Math. After regularly attending Next Step and working with a regular tutor, Revette’s work schedule changed.  She was only able to work on prepping for her final HiSET test during evening hours. With luck, we were able
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14
MAR
2019

Graduate Profile – Toyrian

Toyrian worked hard to finish the final test for her high school equivalency: MATH. When asked about her motivation to complete her high school equivalency, being a parent and maintaining a full-time job, she plainly stated, “[I] always knew I needed it, and I couldn’t push my son to
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07
MAR
2019

2019 Graduate – Rasheeda

In 2017, Rasheeda watched her sister, Alaina, graduate from Next Step Learning Center. It was witnessing her sister receive her high school diploma that Rasheeda decided to return to school for her own diploma.   Rasheeda beamed proudly as she talked about her motivation and the
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06
DEC
2018

2018 Graduate Profile: Feeling Powerful – William

Math has been an obstacle for many students, not just the ones here at Next Step. Fortunately, our students work hard and are encouraged to keep trying to pass the final math hurdle! William felt comfortable with math and felt confident in his abilities. He worked with tutors to addre
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05
DEC
2018

2018 Graduate Profile: Clara

Like so many Next Step students, Clara had to leave school only to return a year later and absolutely rock her last test: MATH! “I went to a lot of adult schools before Next Step; in Louisiana and other states. The pace was never right. After passing four of my tests at Next Ste
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10
OCT
2018

Graduate 2018 Profile- Omar

Omar read about Next Step in the East Bay Express. The school he was enrolled in wasn’t working out, so he signed up with Next Step’s Five Keys Charter site and the rest is history. After I dropped out, I wasn’t motivated. I felt hopeless. But at Next Step, the staff
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05
SEP
2018

2016 Graduate Update: Summer

Summer stopped by Next Step this week to check in with Jennie, our College Transition Coordinator and to share some news: She has completed the Algebra requirements for her Business Administration major! “I didn’t know that I could do it! It takes hard work, dedication and
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20
AUG
2018

2018 Graduate Profile: Patricia Bigornia

Patricia heard about Next Step from the Oakland Housing Authority Council. She worried that with her busy life, she wouldn’t have time to complete the program. She managed to complete the full battery of HiSET tests in five months! She now has her eye on college.   “N
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02
AUG
2018

Graduation Celebration! Class of 2018

On July 27th, 2018 53 Next Step students gathered to celebrate their accomplishments and receive their high school diplomas and equivalency certificates. In addition seven current students were honored for their outstanding achievements and inducted into the National Adult Education H
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