Upcoming Featured Events


The Next Step PCS 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala - Celebrating 20 Years of Endless Possibilities!

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time: 7:30PM - 11:00PM

Location: The Mexican Cultural Institute,  2829 16th St NW Washington , DC 20009

Event Description:

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–The Mundo Scholarship and the Ben Friedberg Scholarship–for G–ED 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.