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."



2017-2018 ACTIVITIES

What We're Up To 


Youth Ecology Corps:

Sustainability and Expansion Support

Sonoma County Water Agency
West Coast Network of YEC sites


Youth Workforce Development:

Program Development Support

Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board


Quality Work-Based Learning and Employer Engagement:

Systems Development

New York State P-TECH

Earn & Learn East Bay

New York City Department of Education

Workforce Professionals Training Institute


Tools and Materials Development


Work-Based Learning Toolkit, New York City Department of Education, with Grant Associates

Work-Based Learning Toolkit, New York City Youth and Young Adult Career Pathways, with Workforce Professionals Taining Institute and NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

Work-Based Learning Toolset, Earn & Learn East Bay, Contra Costa County Office of Education, Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board

Work-Based Learning Toolkit, New York State P-TECH, The Public Policy Institute of New York


Consulting & Training

Academy School Design


Foster Youth Transition

Workforce Professionals Training Institute

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.



       Sonoma County Program Makes Water Management Careers Accessible


         The Career Pathways program kicked off this summer with a goal of exposing 18- to 24-year-olds to careers in the water management industry.



Unpaid Internships Are Common, But Are They Legal?


The legality of unpaid internships is complicated by conflicts in state and federal laws.


      Unpaid Interns Less Likely To Receive Paid Job Offers - New Study

                                     BY THE ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE

          No pay is likely to lead to more of the same.




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Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps

External Program Evaluation of Services Provided During 2016