New Futures operates where the need is greatest: low-income apartment complexes in South King County – the area that has the highest rates of poverty and school failure in all of King County. Offering a unique blend of educational programs, family support resources and community-building assistance, New Futures serves individuals where they live, positively impacting more than 1,800 residents at the three apartment complexes in which we operate. We work one-on-one with individual children and their parents, as well as promote broader systemic change that will allow minority students to achieve academic success.
Our strengths-based programs integrate work on four levels:
1) Individual level intervention – we support children and youth ages 3-18 and help them connect to school, improve academic skills, gain life skills, access opportunities and plan for post-secondary futures;
2) Family level intervention – we partner with families to help them meet their basic needs, communicate with schools and other necessary resources, and develop leadership skills;
3) Community level intervention – we build communities to reduce isolation, foster strong relationships with neighbors, and improve safety and quality of life for all, and
4) System transformation intervention – we work closely with schools, service providers throughout the state of Washington to enhance cultural proficiency, improve service delivery and provide quality programming. New Futures’ direct staff are multilingual, multicultural and cultural-competent to address clients’ needs and concerns with sensitivity toward the cultural challenges that our program participants face. We strive to support diverse communities and help them to feel safe and connected to their communities.