Charity ReviewIssued: September 2015 Expires: September 2017
New Avenues for Youth
Standards for Charity Accountability
New Avenues for Youth meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Incorporated: 1986 in OR
New Avenues for Youth provides a variety of outcome-based programs and services designed to empower youth to exit street life and lead healthy, independent lives. The New Avenues model ensures that each youth has the opportunity to build life-skills, establish a stable living environment, and eventually become a self-sufficient adult.
New Avenues works cooperatively with other members of Portland's Homeless Youth Continuum to review current systems and programs, and ensure the highest-quality of services are being maintained and offered with minimal duplication. New Avenues is also part of the Oregon Homeless and Runaway Youth Coalition, a statewide alliance of runaway and homeless youth providers, and have been working with the coalition to identify and develop statewide best practices for serving this population.
The following programs and services offered target outcomes to ENGAGE, EDUCATE and EMPOWER: ENGAGE:
Day Services: The Day Service Center is our initial contact point with most youth, providing food, clothing, showers, and various recreational activities. By providing a safe place where basic needs can be met, staff can build trusting relationships with youth and are able to connect them to services that will help them on their path to leaving the streets.
Case Management: New Avenues' Case Management Program provides each youth with a case manager to work with youth to identify and connect them to needed services such as mental health care or alcohol and drug counseling, as well as education, job training and housing.
Transitional Housing: New Avenues for Youth's Transitional Housing Program provides a safe home for youth transitioning off the streets and moving toward independence. The 24-bed facility is designed so youth can build independent living skills while working or pursuing their educational goals. Upon exiting the program, youth are able to be self-sufficient and move into stable living situations.
A.M.P. (Artist Mentorship Program): A.M.P. provides youth the opportunity to learn, play, explore, heal, and find new meaning and success through music and arts. The A.M.P team is made up of dedicated volunteer mentors who encourage youth to learn instruments, art techniques, songwriting skills, and to express themselves creatively.
EDUCATE: The New Avenues for Youth Alternative School for Homeless Youth is a fully accredited high school designed for homeless students who have experienced barriers to educational opportunities. Our dedicated educators and volunteer tutors help prepare students for the GED, re-enter high school, or obtain the necessary credits to receive a diploma. Additionally, the school provides tutoring, computer training, college preparation and placement, and financial aid assistance.
EMPOWER: PAVE Job Training: PAVE (Promoting Avenues to Employment) is a career-focused training program that prepares homeless and at-risk youth for employment through job readiness training, occupational skills training, internships, and other employment and education-related opportunities. PAVE Workforce Case Managers also assist in educational pursuits to include completing high school or GED, enrolling in college, or pursuing other post-secondary training.
New Ventures for Youth: As part of our Social Purpose Enterprise Initiative, New Avenues for Youth runs nonprofit businesses that provide employment training opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth. Our social purpose enterprises are a key vehicle for youth to develop the skills needed to obtain permanent employment, access post-secondary opportunities, and build a pathway to long-term success. The enterprises include two Ben & Jerry's PartnerShops, a Ben & Jerry's ice cream catering and cart business, and a screen printing business, New Avenues INK. Youth are able to choose from a range of industries, functional areas, and training opportunities according to their career goals.
Board Chair: Elizabeth Schleuning Business Affiliation: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
CEO: Mr. Sean Suib
Board Size: 26
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 10.66%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on New Avenues for Youth Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
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