Mission: New futures partners with families to create communities where children thrive. Our integrated, culturally relevant programs in low-income apartment complexes build skills, foster connectedness, and promote strengths.
Programs: Children: after school programs are offered in our community centers located within low income apartment complexes. Programs for children in grades 1-6 focus on building literacy, promoting healthy social/emotional development and provide them with new opportunities. Programs for youth in middle and high school provide kids with a safe, positive environment during the after school time. We provide homework help, engage them in community service, and expose them to new perspectives. The goals of the programs are to support kids in achieving academic success and becoming healthy, successful individuals.
family: family advocates provide families with ongoing supportive services to address their basic needs, help them access resources, and navigate systems. Families are also provided with opportunities to build skills through workshops/classes and to connect with their neighbors. We work with families to help them better connect to their children's schools and to get them more involved in their children's education.
communities: community developers organize classes, workshops and events that bring people in the community together to create stronger social support systems, build skills, and promote the inherent strengths of the community. Activities offered include ell classes, computer classes, meetings on community safety and emergency preparedness, and holiday celebrations.
New Futures partners with families to create communities where children thrive. The organization provides culturally relevant programs to kids and their families in four low-income apartment complexes in the South King County, Washington region. By co-locating its programs where the kids and families live New Futures builds skills (through academic tutoring and mentoring), fosters strong community connections via programs for parents and other adults in the community and promotes strengths. New Futures also routinely measure and evaluates it programs for effectiveness. Kids at academic risk who stay in New Futures programs for a year typically improve their reading skills by more than 1 grade level.