Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church

The Place to Grow in Grace.

Next Step Community Development Corporation

Next Step Community Development Corporation is organized to provide community and social services including, but not limited to economic literacy training and guidance, neighborhood rehabilitation, adult education, academic and vocational/career training programs, social illness awareness and prevention education (i.e., substance abuse, Aids, child abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.), entrepreneurial training programs, cooperative education and business programs, youth training and activity, outreach counseling services and programs, economic development education, notary public services, consumer information services, and children day care centers.


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. 


Planned Activities for Next Step CDC

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.

Computer Training

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.

Housing Retention

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.


Board of Directors

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


Events sponsored by Next Step CDC

Come Join Us This Sunday!

Come join us this Sunday at 11:00am for a time or praise and worship. You might come one way but we promise you will not leave the same.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Nov 13 All Day
Tuesday, Jan 15 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, Apr 15 at 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov 13 All Day

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