Minority Business 2014

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Next Step Associates, LLC (NSA) is a minority, woman-owned management consulting company founded in 2004 by Dr. Cassandra W. Jones. NSA is 8(a) certified by the Small Business Administration and specializes in leadership development, curriculum development, executive coaching, superior conference planning and meeting facilitation.


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.  NSA’s Associates are highly credentialed professionals with the skills and experience needed to help our clients achieve their objectives. The list of clients include large national organizations, small community-based non-profits, government agencies, private philanthropic organizations, faith-based organizations and private sector businesses.


Next Step Associates, LLC was recognized as one of the fifty top minority businesses in Philadelphia, PA, and Dr. Jones was honored as one of the Women of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2014.


Clients (selected list)

Communities in Schools – Philadelphia National Academy Foundation

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Pennsylvania Department of Education

Family Youth Community Wholeness Center Philadelphia Association of Christian Schools

Global Leadership Academy Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc.

Harambee Institute of Science and Technology School District of Philadelphia

Lindback Foundation       Thurgood Marshall/Gates Project

Louisiana Department of Education  William Penn School District

Philadelphia City Streets Department Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center