New Futures supports youth on a pathway to well-paying, professionally satisfying jobs. Community college degrees (often the best, first step toward a career or subsequent degree) or vocational certifications are the keys. In the current environment, its under-resourced young people are navigating lost jobs and wages (a Scholar Emergency Fund helps with basic needs) and experiencing the challenging transition to distance learning. Signature workshops and events on teamwork, time-management, and communications; networking opportunities to prepare students for careers in in-demand industries like healthcare and information technology; advising to help them stay on track – all moved to virtual delivery. Onboarding workshops and convenings for the fall cohort have been re-envisioned for safety and effectiveness. Let's ensure that under-resourced young people can earn the credentials, build the networks, and launch the careers that will secure and protect their livelihoods well into the future.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students; Immigrants/Refugees; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

  • New Future Scholar completion rate (compared to a 29% national graduation rate for students attending two-year institutions, according to the National Center for Education Statistics):   70%
  • New Futures five-year persistence rate; this includes Scholars who have completed their programs as well as those still in their post-secondary programs. :   87%
  • Total dollars awarded in scholarships to nearly 500 low-income youth in the DC region :   $3.55 million
  • Scholars and Alumni served through our Scholars program to date:   500+
  • Number of DC region youth reached through New Futures' post-secondary education and career fairs and workshops in 2015:   1000+

Awards & Recognition

• Earned the Hugh A. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Equal Justice Award from the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

• Received recognition in 2008, 2013 and 2016 by the Catalogue for Philanthropy as “One of the Best Small Charities in the DC Area”


Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for New Futures is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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