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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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02
AUG
2018

2018 Graduate Profile: Andrea

Andrea worked hard to finish what she started years ago, her high school education.  Now that she has her diploma, she’s looking toward another goal: employment for BART. “Next Step is like a home, like a family. I was supported here and it wasn’t easy. Sometimes I w
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07
MAY
2018
Raymond and Mom

New Graduate – Raymond

At Next Step, Raymond was able to build a school schedule that worked for him, “I can pick the times that I could attend … I got my equivalency!” When asked about his future plans, Raymond offered in his unique way, “I’m hoping for a stress-free job.̶
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30
APR
2018

New Graduate – Antionette

“It took a long time, but I’m glad I did it.” Antionette kept her eyes on the prize, her high school equivalency, for 12 years! She found a home at Next Step and the support to believe in herself and to succeed. You can read more about Antionette’s success in o
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24
APR
2018

New Graduate – Erica

“I’m going to go to college, get a good job and just live my best life!” Erica has finally finished! She tried traditional high school, but was told by the school counselor that she “wouldn’t graduate on time.” She’s proud of her achievement,
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26
MAR
2018

2018 Graduate – Carlos

Carlos finished his last HiSET test in January of 2018. He dedicated time and to completing one test at a time and kept his eye on his goal of starting a career and getting into the Carpenter’s Union. Carlos is currently working full-time. “It was something I had been want
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