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We Help School Districts & Communities Develop Their Community Engagement Strategies

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NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator

A Community Development Research Center

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Hire an NS-SBI Community Development Research Consultant to serve as your Community Engagement Liaison. We’ll develop a custom Community Involvement Growth Strategy for your school or district.


1830 Briarcliff Circle NE
Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30329


  • Community Engagement Strategies
  • Community Cleanup Logistic Plans
  • Grant Writing & Fundraising
  • Impact & Key Benefits Research
  • Project Management
  • Business Support Services
“NEXT Steps takes community involvement to a different level. Ms. Harris’ community connections are formalized partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, research universities and nationally known non-profits.”Dr. Terry Segovis, Principal, DeKalb International Student Center (FY2014-2016)

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D. Jewel Harris

CEO/Executive Director

Ms. Harris  designed  her Community Involvement Growth Strategy (CIGS) Model using  STEM++ skills  she gained as a logistics specialist in the US Army (Veteran). 

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