New Ways To Work
For nearly 40 years, we have brought together local leaders, practitioners and organizations to prepare youth for the future.
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Interacting With Adults Is A Skillset Much of what I know about interacting with “adults”, or older professionals who seem to have so much more experience and knowledge than I do, has been learned firsthand. I’m sharing these lessons with the hope that they’ll help some other young person make friends with...
A Career Is A Journey For one to embark on a journey you must plant your feet down and look firmly toward the destination. The destination for me was to have a fully fledged career advocating for issues that mattered to my community, creating a movement for justice and equity...
Foster Care Did Not Provide Me A Sense of Security At the age of fourteen, I was placed into foster care, and at fifteen, I realized I’d spend the rest of my childhood in foster care due to my mother's incarceration. It's a broken system regardless of CPS’s mission to...
No Stranger To Hard Work, Yet Entering The Workforce Is Scary Whenever you first begin to dive into the workforce it can be a scary thing, it is a whole new environment where you must rely on yourself to get things done and be the kind of worker managers want....
A New Year. A New Ways.
A Letter From Our President
We welcome 2021 as a year of hope and rebuilding. While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate many communities and families, we must continue to advocate for and rebuild our social institutions of education, work and social well-being.
I am proud to join the New Ways to Work team as President and Executive Director. As we enter 2021, New Ways to Work has revised its vision, mission and value statements to reflect our dedication to the field of youth workforce development.
Check Out Our Latest Toolkits!
Check out the four Work-Based Learning Toolkits we have recently completed, all of which support early workplace exposures, explain quality work-based learning and the career development continuum, describe work readiness/professional skill standards, and provide definitions of the full range of WBL options. Each toolkit includes support materials, tip sheets, fact sheets and implementation tools. To learn more, or to have us tailor a toolkit for your organization, just give us a call at 707-824-4000 x22.