Next Step CDC to empower the community at large to provide services and resources to individual and family development.
Next Step CDC may also provide any social, recreational, commercial, and communal facilities necessary to serve and improve a residential area in which authority-aided or federally-aided housing is located or is planned to be located, thereby enhancing the viability of the housing.
Next Step is exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Feeding the Hungry
On one Wednesday of each month, there will be a FREE well-balanced, nutritional meal served to low income, unemployed, or homeless families and individuals. This program is planned for at least three hours on the designated Wednesday. Funding and support will come from donations from individuals, local businesses, and various grants.
Education and Tutoring
Qualified volunteers will provide educational assistance, mentoring and tutoring on Saturdays for approximately eight (8) hours each week. This free service will be provided to children, youth, and adults. Funding and support will come from donations from various grants, individuals, various community groups, and businesses. This program will also include workshops and programs for G.E.D. preparation, literacy preparation; secondary education preparation.
Program developed to provide computer training for Children and Adults and to offer lessons on various kinds of computer software and word processing programs. Qualified and experienced volunteers will conduct the training and classes. Donations and financial support is expected to come from various grants, in-kind donations of hardware, software, and furniture, as well as donations from various businesses and individuals. There is no charge for this program.
Social Work & Life Skills Assistance
Program designed to provide support and resources to strengthen family units – including guidance for married couples, single parents and children. Life skills programs and workshops will be conducted to assistance the unemployed or under-employed for career assessment, career exploration and research including career planning. Funding and support for these programs will be requested from donations from businesses, community groups, and various experienced, knowledgeable individuals including various grants.
Training programs will be conducted to address home retention and rebuilding the community through informational workshops on home ownership, property tax assistance, rental assistance, and avoiding foreclosure or evictions. This will include connecting the families with the various services and groups available to reduce housing expenditures through knowledge of the various community, civic, social, and governmental services available including the various consumer rights including local, state, and federal laws. Donations and support will come from experienced volunteers and individuals including financial support from grants, businesses, and community groups.
Pastor Roger D. Carson, Jr., Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Annye Hardy, Fredrick Hardy Scholarship
Martina Orange, Detroit Housing Commision
Gregory Smith, II, Detroit Police Department
Mason Tremble, Detroit Public Schools