ABOUT
US
New Futures is unique in our approach to ending generational poverty in the Washington, DC region. We propel under-served young people into the in-demand careers that lead to financial security, by way of quick and affordable shorter-term credentials.

OUR MISSION

Educational Opportunities for Rewarding Careers

OUR VISION

We envision a vibrant Washington, DC region where all young people can apply their creativity, energy, and talent to contribute to and take part in our growing economy.

OUR VALUES

New Futures believes in the unwavering potential of our region’s young people, and we place our Scholars first in everything we do. We value data, diversity, and the power of human capital. We know that collaboration makes us stronger; we rely on partners and a coalition of supporters to fight inequity.

OUR HISTORY

1999
Michael Gould founds New Futures with initial funding from the estate of his late brother Allen Gould.
2007
New Futures expands sustainably to hire our first professional staff.
2011
New Futures offers our first signature skill-building
workshops for Scholars.
2016
New Futures extends our support for Alumni as they graduate and transition into sustaining careers.
2017
New Futures launches our Career Pathways model with a successful pilot program in IT/Cybersecurity.
2018
New Futures strengthens our advising model, workshops, and approach to Corporate Partners.
2019
New Futures’ approach and staff continue to expand.