All Youth-One System


"We're glad that we invested the time and engaged New Ways to help us reshape what we provide for our youth.'
'All Youth-One System gives us a common sense framework for bringing people together and improving our youth programs."




What We're Up To 


Youth Ecology Corps (YEC:

Sustainability and Expansion Support

Sonoma County Water Agency
Riverside County Economic Development Board
Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board
West Coast Network of YEC sites


Youth Workforce Development:

Program Development Support

Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board


Quality Work-Based Learning and Employer Engagement:

Systems Development

The Public Policy Institute of New York

New York State P-TECH

Earn and Learn East Bay


Intermediary Development:

Intermediary Support and Networking

Peralta Colleges
East Bay Career Pathway Trust


Conference Design and Implementation (White Paper):

Strategy and Meeting Design, Implementation and Follow-up

Los Angeles Universal Pre-School
Los Angeles Workforce Development Board
Other Area Workforce Boards



Youth Today

face unparalleled challenges and unique opportunities as they prepare for life as adults.

New Ways to Work

has spent the past 30 years working with local leaders and practitioners to improve their practice, and to define better ways to connect organizations and leverage resources to prepare youth for the future.

Our World has changed dramatically in the past decade, and our nation’s young people are being left behind – without the opportunities, experiences, and support they need to enjoy successful lives as adults. Our systems and programs are fragmented and disconnected – too often focused on preparing young people for a world that existed a decade ago.

The Economy has experienced a structural shift, resulting in new patterns of job growth in the United States and around the world. We must reshape our educational and career development approaches to prepare and support all young people for these new opportunities.

At New Ways we help local youth programs, workforce and economic development systems, schools and social service programs, government agencies, the private sector and philanthropic partners work together in new ways to address the challenge of preparing the next generation of American citizens.

Our Roots in pioneering workforce flexibility options that meet both employer and employee needs provide a foundation for developing programs that help young workers gain practical real-world experience and balance employment with education, training, and other priorities in their lives.

Our Focus on working with employers and understanding the demand side of our economy helps us enable connections between the schools, training programs, and organizations that seek to connect youth and young adults to real-world work experience and careers.





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A ruling by federal appeals judges involving the studio Fox Searchlight Pictures could have broad ramifications for the way employers rely on unpaid work.






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Youth at the Crossroads

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Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps

California State Association of Counties Challenge Award Winner 2014

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