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 The Next Step PCS 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 trainings in support of student voice and leadership development.

Donate to The Next Step PCS Scholarship Funds - Support Our 'Be The Gift' Campaign

Donate to our scholarship fund and GIVE the gift to GROW and GO to our winter graduates! 

The Mundo Scholarship provides ALL graduating The Next Step (TNS) students with a one-time $500 award and recipients have 3 years from their successful transition from TNS to use the funds. The scholarship is named after our beloved Jose Mundo, former TNS math teacher.

The Ben Friedberg Scholarship provides TNS graduates with the opportunity to receive a one-time $1000 award and recipients have 3 years from their successful transition from TNS to use the funds. For this award, graduates have to submit an application, which includes a personal statement, and complete a panel interview. Two scholarships are awarded each semester. This scholarship is named after our beloved Ben Friedberg, former TNS teacher.

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.


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