New Door Ventures
- San Francisco
New Door Ventures (www.newdoor.org) helps at-risk youth get ready for work and for life by providing the job training, work experience and individual support they need to achieve their unique potential and become productive, working members of their communities.
New Door Ventures uses an integrated, holistic approach to accomplish its purpose through two primary youth employment initiatives: The Switch program offers paid internships in social enterprises owned and operated by New Door, while the ALLY program provides job readiness training and paid work experience in community organizations. Every client receives individualized case management to help them establish goals for the future and develop relationships with supportive adults. Clients also participate in skill-building workshops on topics such as interviewing, resume writing, personal finance, communications and conflict resolution.
New Door Ventures was founded in 1981 by a small Christian community to provide greater opportunities to the poor. The organization is sustained through social enterprise revenues, individual donations and private and public grants.
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