Halek S., New Futures Alum
Halek S., New Futures Alum

"We all deserve the opportunity to achieve our dreams and to have someone who believes in us."
- Halek, New Futures Alumna


Fueling powerful futures

New Futures extends a huge thank you to each of our Power On donors! Your generosity made our campaign a success!

Power On 2021 culminated with a virtual Party With Purpose on Thursday, September 30th. Relive the celebration anytime by visiting our YouTube channel and watching the video!

Relive the celebration here!

Octave A., New Futures Alum

At New Futures, we believe in the powerful dreams of our Scholars.

We invest in their bright futures through a deliberate combination of scholarships, academic and career advising, opportunities to build networks and skills, and a lot of heart – all through the lens of community college as a launching point to rewarding and in-demand careers.

While we cannot gather this year for our annual New Futures Bright Futures Benefit, we remain committed to building community and raising the funds our Scholars need to pursue their bright futures and powerful dreams. Join us instead for Power On, the Campaign for New Futures, a wholly new way of standing with our community.

Power On is not a moment,

it’s a movement.

Join New Futures throughout the month of September for an interactive storytelling and fundraising campaign.

We will build our community, reach new goals, and share the mic with our Scholars as they raise their voices as powerful agents of change and impact in our uncertain, yet hopeful times.

Party with Purpose

Join us for a Party With Purpose on Thursday, September 30th for the culmination of our second-ever virtual Power On benefit!

On September 30th the button below will redirect you to our Givebutter campaign page, where the livestream will automatically begin at 6:30pm.


Virtual, yes. Party for one? Not necessarily!

Invite your friends over for a socially distanced watch party on September 30th or whenever you choose to stream the Party With Purpose, or encourage them to tune in from home, as well!

Your gift fuels powerful futures

We've set an ambitious fundraising goal for this year's Power On campaign. Help us reach it by giving today!

these stars shine bright

New Futures Scholars and Alumni are shining on their own terms--and at their own companies! Check out some of New Futures' homegrown entrepreneurs and connect with them to learn more about their business!


Vanessa Ruvalcaba-Alvarez

Vanessa Ruvalcaba-Alvarez
Natural-light Photographer
& Birria Taco Maker


Natasha Rodriguez

Natasha Rodriguez
Journey Mom LLC



Neicer Marquez
Neicer Marquez Studio


Devonte Howard
Vonte's Kitchen


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Instagram Takeovers!

Hear from our Scholars and Alumni on Instagram every week in September as they share what makes them shine!

  • Wed. 9.8: Litzy
  • Wed. 9.15: Carlos
  • Sat. 9.25: Javier
  • Wed.: 9.29: Dustin

#PowerOn2021   #WatchMeShine

Thank you, Power On Donors!

Diamond Donors: $20,000+

V&S Foundation

Michael Kershow and Marianne Keler

Platinum Donors: $15,000+

Susan Krause Bell and Robert Bell

Mary Challinor

Gold Donors: $10,000+

Elizabeth Haile Hayes and David Hayes

Emily Vogl

Marshfield Associates


Emily and Antoine van Agtmael

Nonna Noto

Silver Donors: $5,000+

Kim Vinick

Rebecca Rice and Lionel Dripps

Heather Wathington

Justin and Nimet DuFour

Andrew and Robyn Brown

Barbara and Charles Rossotti

Barbara Kafka and Samir El Daher


Jonathan Mathis

Building Hope

Beatrice Welters

Ronnie Nieva

Patience and Daniel Peabody

Grant and Johanna Ehat

Anne and Gus Edwards

Meg and John Hauge

Bronze Donors: $1,000+

Vincena Allen

Ilene and Steve Rosenthal

Eluned and Julian Schweitzer

Julie Green

Davis Construction

Mary Frances Pearson and Joseph Howe


John Ettinger and Kate Vlach

Roy Jones

Forrester Construction

John and Julie Fiechter

Paul Rosenthal

John Sargent

Emily and Frank Vogl

Easterns Automotive Group

Marjorie Zapruder

Power On Donors

Diana and Ray Foote

Stephanie and Alden Atkins

Christina Connor

Kadeem Cooper

Remy Kauffmann

Jennifer Ibe Aiken

Joshua Schwartz

Wilmetta Diallo

Amanda Langford

Joella Ibe

Cynthia Farrell Johnson

Tamara Jack

Nicholas Brooks

Sheryl Aiken

Steve and Theresa Haas

Catherine Gorrell

Kathryn McBride

Marc Sherman

Elisabeth Pendleton

Linda Butler

Elena Prince

Jordan Hales

Chris Stacey

Gabriela Riveira

David Pringle

Linda Baer

Claire Saba

Michaela Ottenberg

Michael and Clare Bonsignore

Barbara Davis

Erika Gray

Ian Newport

Brian Gavron

Patrick McGettigan

Erin Sulla

Steven Reilly

Matthew Aiken

Ashley Fox

Marisa Franklin

Kerri Grinnage

Melody Beckles

Alan Mintz

Jeffrey Schragg

Richard Bowe

Joanne Meszoly

Marta Roberts

Andrew White

Ruth Green

Annette Polan

Rebecca Kahn

Philip Aiken

Claudia Diaz

Maria Montanez

Emily Massey

Ana Patchin

Kimberly Soltmann

Caren Plummer

Silvana Rueda

Gail Hudson

Kathleen D. Cole

Catalin Serbin

Perrin Ireland and Thomas Ramey

Barbara Gray

Mary Margaret Murphy

Poorna Phaltankar

Christa Leimbach

Kyle Grinnage

Laura April

Ericka Best

Barbara Hoffman

Thelma Hoffman

Adele Navarrete

Douglas Jacobson

Sue Douglas

Emily Neubig

Robert and Hope Braddick

Robert Trigaux and Leila Davis

Lindsay Hays

Kevin Johnson

Molly Friesenborg

Lark McCarthy

Griselda Macias

Furman Haynes

Ashlee Lillis

Cristine Pecina

Nicholas Turza

Stephanie Saturni

Kerry Whitlock

Prabuddi Weerasinghe

Karen and Larry Becker

David Nebhut

Elizabeth Ash

Kendra Grinnage

Andrew Taverrite

Douglas Wetzel

Kim Feinstein

Jeff Nelson

Sarah Shapiro

Natasha Dupee

Margaret McCormick

Allyson McClendon

John and Liza Marshall

Tibor Keler

Stephanie Harden

John Knudsen

Joy Scott

Andrew Sakallaris

Adele and Juan Navarrete

Carol Krause

Natasha Rodriguez

Bayla White

Mary Nayak

Lucy Haynes

Scott and Julie Haynes

Alan Turza

Stephanie Mansfield

Sirak Teodros

Anthonie Taylor

Christopher Clarke

Sam and Eileen Harahan

Jeff Haynes

in case you missed it!

Check out last year's Party With Purpose!

“I know I’ll be a great leader. I want to lead by my own example and influence the younger generation to explore science to create a better and healthier tomorrow for all people.”

-Martha, New Futures Scholar pursuing Health Sciences