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Celebrating 25 Years of Impact

A quarter century of doing good. Join us throughout 2024 as we look back on New Futures' first 25 years of making a difference in the Washington, DC, area.

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New futures turns 25!

Dear New Futures Community,

We are thrilled to announce that New Futures is turning 25 this year! Two and a half decades of dedication, passion, and impact. Bookmark this page and join us throughout 2024 as we celebrate this remarkable journey and the hundreds of lives we've touched together.

At the end of his life, Allan J. Gould left his brother, Mike, with a charge to use his resources to "do something good." After a long career as a changemaker in places across the globe, Mike heeded his brother's words and founded New Futures in 1999 to make a difference in his own community.

 <strong>25th Anniversary Celebration</strong> | Omni Shoreham Hotel | April 26, 2024
25th Anniversary Celebration | Omni Shoreham Hotel | April 26, 2024

25th Anniversary Celebration
Join us on April 26, 2024, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel for our biggest event of the year!

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Inmer | New Futures Alum

25 Years of Impact
These stories tell the tale of our first 25 years. Hear from Scholars, alums, staff, and those who helped build New Futures.

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Kendra (Associate Board Member) and Family at 2023 Gala

New Ways to Give
This year we're introducing new ways to give to New Futures. Your support makes our mission possible!

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Allen & Mike Gould

New Futures Founders

do some good.

The late Allen Gould left an estate gift with instructions to “do some good,” and in 1999 his brother, Michael (Mike) Gould, founded New Futures to honor Allen's wishes.

Originally called the Allen Gould Youth and Family Learning Association, Mike spent the early days of the organization's history tirelessly recruiting volunteers, donors, and community partners. Many of those early supporters of New Futures are still deeply involved with us today, a testament to the progressive approach Mike envisioned at its inception.

A timeline of our first 25 Years

Explore highlights from New Futures' evolution from a fledgling organization to a nationally-recognized leader in achieving results for Scholars.

25th Anniversary Celebration


Join with the entire New Futures community as we gather to celebrate 25 years of doing good in the Washington, DC, area.

Celebration Save the Date

Hear from Scholars

We know our program works, but who better to tell you than our Scholars themselves? Take a minute to watch Cristian share a bit about his journey, then explore other Scholar success stories from over the years.

Our impact, their words

New Futures had a profound impact on my journey. The nurturing and supportive environment I experienced as a Scholar inspired me to contribute to the next generation of students [as a staff member].

Ramiro 25th Testimonial

Ramiro Forty
Scholars Program Advisor | Alum

I'm excelling in my college education now, and I'm not sure that would've happened without the support of New Futures. I'm so grateful to New Futures for giving me that support and opportunity. I definitely feel closer to my goals.

Ramiro 25th Testimonial (1)

Alyson Jones
New Futures Scholar