Help Us Achieve Our Mission

With your contribution you can help The Next Step Public Charter School have a greater impact on our students and the DC community! All donations made to The Next Step are tax-deductible as we are a 501(c)3 organization. Thank you for considering supporting our school and our students!

Ways to Give:

Support our two scholarship programs for GED GraduatesThe Mundo Scholarship and the Ben Friedberg Scholarshipby purchasing a ticket to our 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala.

Celebrating 20 Years of Endless Possibilities!
September 20, 2018 I 7:30 PM — 11:00 PM

The 20th anniversary of The Next Step Public Charter School celebrates a historic addition to D.C.'s educational landscape. Receiving their charter in 1996, and opening the doors in 1998 has resulted in thousands of students getting the support and services needed to learn, excel, and graduate with a GED.

Our mission is to provide students who face extraordinary challenges and who are not supported in traditional high schools with the opportunity to continue their education.

Proceeds from all ticket sales will go to support our two scholarship programs for GED Graduates.

You can also donate to any of the following annual funds:

  • The English as a Second Language (ESL) Student Achievement Grant supports excellence, extraordinary commitment and student achievement in ESL coursework at The Next Step PCS. Your support of this recognition directly honors student achievement through a competitive process—requires an application, interview and/or completion of a project that demonstrates mastery.
  • The TNS Postsecondary Access and Success Emergency Grants supports alumni who are experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties as they complete college. Students will access this one-time grant opportunity through an application and verification process facilitated by the Student Support and Engagement division. Your support allows TNS to distribute funds directly to postsecondary educational institutions (accredited colleges and universities) or apprenticeship programs, on behalf of recipients.
  • The TNS Student Leadership Ambassadors Fund creates provision for financial resources and experiential learning opportunities to support student leaders who serve within, outside and on behalf of The Next Step PCS. This fund establishes retreats, creates stipends, and provides access to conferences or other training convenings in support of student voice and leadership development.

Additional Ways to Give:


Donating via PayPal is simple, quick and secure. To make a donation to The Next Step via debit/card card, click on the PayPal icon above to complete and submit your donation. Please note that you do not need an account to donate through PayPal.


Donating via AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our school. To donate via AmazonSmile, click the icon above and search for “The Next Step Public Charter School". Once you have selected us as your charity of choice, The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to our school.


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