Intermediary Organizations

Intermediaries are the glue of All Youth – One System™, bringing together local programs, initiatives and institutions. Intermediaries effectively connect employers and workplace partners, schools and training organizations, social services and community organizations, as well as families and neighborhoods to serve the needs of young people as they prepare for life as adults.

Project Examples

School-to Work Intermediary Project and Intermediary Network
New Ways was a founding partner of the national Intermediary Project and served as the facilitating partner of the Intermediary Network for over a decade. The network is a national association of leading education, workforce, and youth development organizations working in local communities to ensure youth success.
East Bay Career Pathways Trust
New Ways provided strategic planning support and training to the East Bay Career Pathways Trust partners in the application of intermediary strategies to three regional collaboratives to help them effectively make and manage employer connections for CPT schools.
Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities
In partnership with the Office of Disability Employment Policy, New Ways conducted a three site demonstration of how local intermediaries could help youth with disabilities make successful transitions to the workforce and independent living through the application of intermediary strategies.