Sometimes, the path to a college degree isn’t as simple as a line from A to Z. Challenges not related to academics can make it difficult to complete your education as quickly as you had planned, or even force you to drop out entirely.
The Next Steps program works with students who are enrolled at Sinclair Community College and helps them reduce barriers to completing their education. Barriers may include things like housing instability, underemployment, lack of child care, healthcare concerns, and unexpected financial challenges.
As a participant in Next Steps, you will have individualized, one-on-one meetings with a Success Navigator who will work with you and your Academic Coach to support your goal of completing your degree. Your Navigator will provide connections and referrals to resources that can help address your non-academic barriers. You’ll be able to apply for direct financial assistance grants to address emergency financial challenges that create barriers to your school attendance. And you will have peer support opportunities with other Next Steps program participants who have similar goals.
If you would like to learn more about this program and find out if you meet eligibility requirements, please submit the inquiry form on this page.
Next Steps Inquiry Form
If you would like to learn more about our Next Steps program and see if you are eligible to participate, please complete and submit this form. A Success Navigator from Catholic Social Services will contact you within five (5) business days.
Eckerle Administration Center
922 West Riverview Avenue
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-7217 or (800) 300-2937
The July 7, 2023 groundbreaking marks the beginning of construction on a 6,500 square foot addition to the existing building which was originally built in the mid-1960s. The addition will have new space for the agency’s emergency food pantry, an elevator, a new entrance and Welcome Center, and a community room.