Nextep Charitable Foundation Donates $10,000 to Progress OKC to Support Local Black Community

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The Nextep Charitable Foundation is proud to support Progress OKC with a $10,000 donation! This donation is part of a larger initiative to give back to organizations supporting the Black community.  

Earlier this summer, our Founder and CEO Brian Fayak announced the Nextep Charitable Foundation would be donating $50,000 to local organizations supporting the Black community — read more about this initiative on our earlier blog. We quickly pulled together a committee of employees to find and research deserving organizations that could benefit from our donation. While we found many great organizations, our committee chose five to each receive $10,000!  

Our mission is to strengthen and preserve the social and economic fabric in Oklahoma City’s underserved communities by engaging in programs and partnerships focused on housing stability, economic mobility, quality of place, and education.” 

Progress OKC

Progress OKC is revitalizing underdeveloped communities and creating opportunities for low to moderate-income individuals and families. Along with their partners, they do this through community development, affordable housing, and economic development such as the restoration of the historic The Auditorium at The Douglass. 

To date, this not-for-profit organization has reinvested over $2 million dollars in underserved Oklahoma City communities. Progress OKC is looking to continue its support of communities by helping small businesses, creating additional affordable homeownership opportunities, and bridging career pathways for the underemployed. 

You can partner with Progress OKC by donating to, supporting, and following the incredible work they do. (Instagram: @progressokccdc) We’re proud to have the opportunity to partner with Progress OKC, and we’re thrilled to donate $10,000 to this group. 

Our first two $10,000 donations were made to Grand Gentlemen and Knowing Your Worth. Check out our past blogs about Grand Gentlemen and Knowing Your Worth to learn more about these fantastic organizations. Stay tuned to see which organization we choose next!

About Nextep

As a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), Nextep works with companies to provide outsourced services, including payroll, benefits, HR, compliance, and more. Since its beginnings, Nextep and its employees have had a heart for giving back. So, Nextep formed the Nextep Charitable Foundation to create an even stronger platform to donate, volunteer, and give back. In partnership with the Pledge 1% movement, Nextep donates money, offers free services to nonprofits, and the employees volunteer their time, both in and outside of work. 

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