Capability Statement

Next Step Associates, LLC

7300 City Avenue, Suite 310
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Phone: 267.279.7972



Capability Statement

Next Step Associates, LLC, is a minority, woman-owned company that is SBA 8(a) certified and HUBZone certified.  Building on our broad spectrum of expertise, cross-disciplinary approach, and knowledge of adult learning principles, NSA has an excellent track record for laser-sharp execution to meet the needs of clients.  Our highly credentialed trainers are supported by a strong research and evaluation team and incorporate best practices and solutions designed to enhance the performance of our clients.

For 15 years, NSA, a premier training and event planning company for public, private-sector and government agencies has worked alongside our clients to develop, design and provide comprehensive and relevant training. We provide training that increases skills and overall performance in the areas of accountable leadership, workforce development, diversity and inclusion, curriculum development, executive level coaching, social media, technical writing and communication.

Recognized in 2014 by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Top 50 Minority Owned Businesses, NSA helps organizations maximize return on their investments and restores focus on mission critical initiatives.

Dr. Cassandra W. Jones is an experienced and highly qualified professional with over three decades of experience leading organizations to achieve their mission, improve performance and manage financial and human resources effectively. She served as the Chief Academic Officer for the Baltimore City Public School System and as the Interim Chief Academic Officer for the School District of Philadelphia.

Clients (selected list)


Communities in Schools ‚Äď Philadelphia¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Pennsylvania Department of Labor

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church                               Philadelphia City Streets Department

Family Youth Community Wholeness Center         Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center

Global Leadership Academy                                      Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc.

Lindback Foundation                                                  School District of Philadelphia

Louisiana Department of Education                         Soulful Christmas at the Kimmel Center

National Academy Foundation Education               Thurgood Marshall/Gates Project

Pennsylvania Department of Education                   William Penn School District

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Primary: 611430

541611, 541612, 541613, 541618, 541690, 541720, 541990, 611710,611699, 611691, 611610, 611620, 611110, 611210, 611310, 611410, 611420, 611430, 561210, 561210, 561591, 561599, 561920, 562910, 711130, 711211, 711310, 711320, 813110, 713940

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