How we help

In San Francisco and Alameda Counties, there are more than 20,000 transition-age youth disconnected from work and school. Without intervention during this critical period, youth are at risk of a lifetime of instability.

Through New Door’s comprehensive employment and education programs, youth receive access to the paid jobs, training, test prep and support, and coaching that they need to achieve their full potential.

In 2020, we served 321 young people through employment, training, alumni services, education, case management and job placement services.

Our 2023 Impact

212 weekly skill-building workshops in hard and soft skills

19,310 hours of support and guidance through case management and workshops

$356,635 in wages and stipends for program participants and alumni

The results

86% of youth were employed and/or in school six months after graduating from New Door’s programs

77% of participants graduated from New Door programs job search and interview-ready

83% high-school equivalency test pass rate

74% of graduates were employed and/or in school at exit amid skyrocketing youth unemployment rates

“New Door really helped me in all the ways: financially, emotionally, and mentally. It got me more confident in the workforce and eased my anxiety because I had stable income.”

— Daniel, 17, Employment Program graduate

Our Stories

Meet Mario

“In my job at GoCar, I help out customers. I show them the routes.” This is how 23-year-old Oakland native Mario describes his role at GoCar San Francisco, a sightseeing Meet Mario

Meet Miriam

“Hi there! My name is Miriam and I just completed an employment program last year. It was such a great experience because I learned a lot of valuable skills like Meet Miriam

Meet Keonte

“A year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to do this interview,” Keonte says as he reflects on where he was before participating in New Door’s employment program. “I was Meet Keonte