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[COVID-19] Serving Critical Needs in the Crisis

Avenues to College Goes Virtual Amidst our community’s struggles during the COVID-19 crisis, we are happy to share that New Avenues continues to show up for young people who need support. One of our programs that has adapted in these particularly challenging times is Avenues to College (ATC), which helps transition-age youth in (or formerly in) […]

[COVID-19] How You Can Help

COVID-19 has altered the world around us, and we are facing a new reality. One of the many areas impacted are our social enterprises. With the recent mandate to close restaurants and stay home, New Avenues has had to make many challenging decisions impacting youth and our programs, including closing our two social enterprise Ben […]

A sense of belonging and being understood is key to healing…

  A deep sense of belonging and being understood is a foundational requirement for trauma recovery and healing.  Given what we know about the prevalence of trauma in both our clients and staffs’ lives we seek to create community in all of our programs by being welcoming, inclusive and responsive to the stated goals and […]

dfrntpigeon has new space thanks to U.S. Bank!

dfrntpigeon – a creative studio and dynamic apparel label launched by Portland non-profit New Avenues for Youth – now has their own retail space thanks in part to a $20,000 Community Possible grant from U.S. Bank. The new makerspace for this social purpose enterprise, located in Portland’s Pearl District at 1445 NW Lovejoy, features a […]

Service Industry and Culinary Training & Placement Program

Background According to the hospitality industry group Travel Portland, the current hotel boom will result in at least a 40 percent increase in hotel rooms in central Portland by 2020. Accompanying that growth is demand for service and culinary industry workforce, which is in short supply. Meanwhile, young people experiencing homelessness and housing instability need […]

Celebrating the Youth Opportunity Center!

On Wednesday, January 24th, New Avenues for Youth celebrated the opening of the Youth Opportunity Center, the Portland non-profit’s new service hub in East Multnomah County. Co-located on the campus of the Rockwood Boys & Girls Club, the center provides outreach to and wraparound supports for youth experiencing housing instability and homelessness; programming for LGBTQ […]

Brews for New Avenues Guest Brewer – Pierre Tilquin

Pierre Tilquin didn’t set out to be a brewer. After studying bio-engineering in animal breeding and earning a PhD in statistical genetics, he had grown tired of research. Following visits to Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen – two breweries who specialize in lambic style beers – and after reading a lot about brewing and lambic production, […]

20 Years of Service…more than 20,000 youth served

“In the nearly 20 years since New Avenues for Youth first opened, one thing hasn’t changed: the incredible courage of the young people who come through our doors. They are an inspiration to me and, two decades later, keep me coming to work every day.” – Sean Suib, Executive Director What has changed in that […]