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Next Step Inc

The Next Step IS Success

aka TNSI   |   Huntsville, TX   |  https://thenextsteptx.org

Mission

To enhance lives in vulnerable communities through technology and skills development.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Bennie Elmore

Main address

56 Gatlin Rd

Huntsville, TX 77340 USA

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EIN

74-2179490

NTEE code info

Crime, Legal Related N.E.C. (I99)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to enhance lives in vulnerable communities through technology and skills development. We address gaps in digital access and digital literacy to improve quality of life. We envision a world where every community has the resources to succeed.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Professional Skills Developement

Our programs develop skills essential for daily living, career transition, and workforce reentry. The current offering, Microsoft Office Basics, introduces Word and Excel while strengthening emotional intelligence skills essential in any work environment (remote, in-office, or hybrid). Participants gain skills through real-world projects: resume creation, building a job search spreadsheet, and crafting an action plan to address work challenges. Participants must be 18+ and live in the United States.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Self-employed people
Unemployed people

Our program removes barriers that prevent communities from accessing digital tools and technologies by raising awareness of digital access programs, assists individuals with applying to programs and provides digital technology .

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Older adults
People with hearing impairments
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children, Adolescents, Preteens, People with disabilities

Related Program

Digital Access Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of computer literacy/skills/technology courses conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Veterans, Unemployed people, Working poor, Low-income people

Related Program

Professional Skills Developement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Professional Skills Development program began in January 2021.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth, Veterans, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to increase access to assistive technology devices for older adults and people with disabilities to enhance their well-being. We aim to bridge the gap in digital literacy to upskill individuals for earning a living wage in today's workforce.

Deliver flexible instruction to meet the diverse life circumstances of clients.

Growing collaborative partnerships to expand our client services and increase our reach.

Design innovative and engaging content for an accelerated learning experience.

Increase clients served through outreach and community engagement.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Next Step Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bennie Elmore

Next Step, Inc.

Term: 1991 -

Miranda Elmore

Next Step, Inc

Andrea I Elmore

Next Step, Inc

Amanda I Elmore

Next Step, Inc

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/14/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/14/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.