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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

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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21
MAR
2018

2018 Graduates – Journey and Natavia

Journey and Natavia completed their high school courses and graduated in February 2018! These friends held down jobs, supported themselves and finished their senior year at Next Step.  
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27
JAN
2018

New Graduate: David

David graduated with his high school equivalency diploma in December. He is now working full time with plans to go to college next semester. “Next Step…it is the doorway to everything. That’s the best way to describe it. You actually help. Actually build our confidence and make us fee
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05
DEC
2017

New Graduate: Carol

Carol came to Next Step after dropping out of high school some 40 years before. She completed her final unit of geometry this week and is now a high school graduate! “I would recommend Next Step to anyone. Where else can you get all this attention and patience? I am so proud that I fi
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05
DEC
2017

On Her Way: Lakeisha

Lakeisha, a hard working mother of two, is motivated to graduate. Over the past year she has completed an impressive 30 credits. Lakeisha had an initial goal of building her basic reading skills; she now reads at a high school level and has improved her math skills by more than four g
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