By 2018, 71% of DC jobs will require some post-secondary education, but for youth living in poverty, that degree can often be out of reach. At New Futures, low-income DC students learn how to build meaningful careers without spending their limited time and money on a four-year degree. Partnering with 14 nonprofits that help identify motivated high schoolers, New Futures empowers youth to pursue well-paying, professionally-satisfying jobs by attaining community college degrees or vocational certificates. Scholarships cover up to 100% of costs; weekend workshops build critical skills in teamwork, time-management, and communications; and mentors help students tackle challenges and stay on track. Each year, Career Education Workshops introduce students to in-demand careers in fields like healthcare, information technology, and engineering. And all can access the Career Navigator website, which assesses interests and skills, and then helps youth develop educational plans. By identifying satisfying careers within reach – and equipping students with the tools and education they need to achieve them – New Futures truly lives up to its name.