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Dear Friends, has been a leader in For seventeen years, New Avenues for Youth ering outcome-based addressing youth homelessness in Portland, deliv skills and access the the lop deve services that help vulnerable youth that time, we have In ts. resources they need to exit life on the stree h early is the surest also held an important belief: Reaching at-risk yout e their potential. way to help them avoid homelessness and realiz tors determined In recent years, New Avenues’ board of direc river ” pulling youth that, important as it is that we are “down to prevent these more do out, we must go upstream and Avenues took New youth from ever falling in. To that end, prevention ness a giant step this past year in its homeless suite of nsive rehe efforts by launching PDX-Connect, a comp out of foster care. programs focused on youth transitioning out of foster care The decision to focus on youth transitioning story. Oregon has ing alarm was data driven, as the data tells an e placement in r-car one of the highest per capita rates of foste st number of large the country, and Multnomah County has the state. National data teens transitioning out of foster care in the will find themselves shows that a large percentage of these youth a reality that we homeless shortly after leaving foster care— former foster youth see every day in the significant number of vention services. inter who engage in our late-stage homeless Through our new And that’s where PDX-Connect comes in. 200 youth in foster programming, we are serving an estimated life skills they need care per month, helping them develop the career, and avoid to complete high school, pursue college and on the streets. life with the trauma and hardships associated

Our success this past year is outlined in this fiscal year 2013-14 annual report with the help of New Avenues INK, our new social purpose enterprise screen-printing business. In these pages, you will find photos of screen-printed shirts created exclu sively for the annual report and of the screen-printing process for maki ng them (including on the cover). Along the way, you will read abou t what your generous investment in New Avenues has helped us accomplish. Never before has New Avenues for Youth been in such a strong position to impact so many lives and realize our vision of a Portland where all young people have a safe place to call hom e. We couldn’t do it without you, our friends and supporters. Thank you for being a part of the solution. In Gratitude,

Sean Suib, LCSW Executive Director

Board of directors

Brian Rice, Board President Aequitas Capital Management

Brett Hayes Nike, Inc.

Vanessa Sturgeon, Board Secretary TMT Development

Margaret Hinshaw The Insight Center

Martin Moll, Board Treasurer AKT CPAs

Mitchell Hornecker * Howard S. Wright Enterprises

Joan Tate Allen Windermere Stellar

Heather Killough *

Penny Bewick * Bewick Hoyt & Associates, LLC Anne Bisio Mario’s

Bill Lehman Cambia Health Solutions Gary Maffei Sheryl Manning

B. Douglas Bouland Bouland & Associates

Sandra McDonough Portland Business Alliance

Carol Bradley Legacy Health

Caron Ogg

Kim Bradley

James Paustian UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Ashley Campion Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation

Elizabeth Schleuning Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Andrew Colas Colas Construction, Inc.

Lisa Shim Point B

Scott Gallagher Portland State University

Pat Trunzo

Erin Gorsline The Standard

* Agency Founder

Ambassador board

Sara Vanderhoff, Chair adidas International

Rhys Konrad MacAdam Forbes

Kendall Acheson Raymond James

Taryn Lange Nike, Inc.

Dave Biglen Greenbridge Properties

Andy LoPiccolo Rockwell Collins

James Bruce James Bruce Attorney at Law

Rena Satre Meloy RSM Design

Tyler Cox HealthSparq

Colleen O’Neill Urban Airship

Tyler Dillavou Bonneville Power Administration

Jennie Peterson Ringside Fish House

Joseph Dulaney Urban Airship

Robert Pile TMT Development

Theressa Dulaney Comcast

Sabrina Snow Washington Trust

Ben Furr hubbub

Jose Vithayathil Wells Fargo

Jeremy Herrig Honkamp Krueger & Co., PC

Executive leadership

Sean Suib Executive Director

Jessica Elkan Director of Development & Communications

Kari Brenk Program Director

Sarah Keane Director of Finance & Administration

2013-14 Was A success in our efforts

to address

Basic needs & safety

to provide opportunities for

Education & Career

to help youth achieve



These photos (and the cover photo) show stages of the screen-printing process!


Drop-in & amp

(artist mentorship program)


Youth Received 1,712 hours of counseling

Al ari c p torshi n e M t d tis our Ar (AMP) Engage m Progra 8 Youth 18


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Our Transitional Housing Provided 6,488 Bed Nights

In partnership with Commissioner Dan Saltzman’s office, Home Forward and REACH, we launched New Doors, a housing community in SE Portland for former foster youth based on the Oxford House model of self-governance.

465 youth received education services

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Our first Joyce N. Furman Scholar, a former homeless

youth, graduated from Marylhurst University.

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in ou r st ra te In a major development enues launched to prevent youth homelessness, New Av


p the helps foster youth develo at th s m ra og pr of ite su a comprehensive thy adult lives. al he to in n tio si an tr to s skills and access resource

s erve s t c th onne PDX-C oster you 200 f month per

Life Coaches like Charlie

provide the consistent support their clients need to achieve self-sufficiency.

My life has come full circle from being a foster youth and at one point being homeless and receiving services to now connecting youth to those same supports that helped to shape and change my future for the better. Working for New Avenues has been a great experience because the resources and services we provide really do transform lives. I feel very fortunate to work for an agency that shares my passion for serving youth.

Charlie McNeely, PDX-Connect Life Coach


s to Empl E U N E V A g in t o m o r (P

oy m e n t )

A full-time bank teller, Portland Community College student, and mother, Fantasia enrolled in our Career Development Mentoring Program and was connected to J a s o n S a u n d e r s , a p r i n c i p a l p a r t n e r a t R a y m o n d J a m e s a n d member of our Employee Advisory Board (EAB), which recruits mentors who support youth in developing job-readiness skills and community connections to prepare for the workforce.

36 mentors have been recruited for our career development Mentoring program

ship mond James College Scholar


a, first recipient of the Ray Raymond James, and Fantasi at ner Part l cipa Prin rs, nde Sau

youth receiv ed 219 job and in ternship placements

Recognizing Fantasia’s excellent academic record and career potential—as well as the financial barriers to paying for college—Jason helped establish the Raymond James College Scholarship at New Avenues. Fantasia is the first recipient and will begin attending Portland State University this year.

Social purpose enterprises

Building on the success of our social purpose enterprise Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops,

we launched New Avenues INK, a screen-printing business that provides realworld work experience and wages for youth and generates revenue for New Avenues.

Owen is a great example of what our social purpose enterprises can help youth achieve. After working at New Avenues INK, Owen was offered and accepted a position at industry-leading screenprinting company Latitudes.

95 paid Job Op portunities were provide d through our social Pu rpose enterprises

New Avenues INK has been a stepping stone for me. It has helped me gain leadership skills, hands-on experience and confidence that has guided me on a path toward success. Owen


s t n e v e l a i c e p S Â

Classic Wines Auction

The 30th Anniversary Classic Wines Auction (CWA) broke records, with $3.5 million raised for the five partner charities. Photo: New Avenues presented with a $588,318 check by CWA board members at the Arlington Club.

Joyce N. Furman Spirit of Service Luncheon New Avenues Board Chair Brian Rice addresses attendees of the Joyce N. Furman Spirit of Service Luncheon, which honored New Avenues cofo u n d e r a n d c o m m u n i t y leader Mitch Hornecker for his dedication and service.

Steve Allen Comedy Show Starring Martin Short The 12th Annual Steve Allen Comedy Show starring Martin Short (pictured) and presented by Windermere Stellar was an incredible night of entertainment and laughs at the Portland Art Museum, raising $427,000 for New Avenues.

Brews for New Avenues The 2nd Annual Brews for New Avenues rare beer auction—the signature event of our Ambassador Board—brought together 500+ beer enthusiasts to support the cause and raised $27,000, doubling the previous year’s total. Photo: Auction Co-Chairs James Bruce, Jeremy Herrig, and Don Lowman raise a glass with New Avenues Director of Development and Communications Jessica Elkan.

Scoop-a-thon Helping raise an event record $63,000 for New Avenues, more than 100 community leaders participated in the 4th Annual Scoop-a-thon on Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, including (from left to right) New Avenues All-Star Scoopers Gary Maffei, Linda Rae Hickey, Patrick Lamb, Jerome Kersey, Howard Hedinger, Gerard McAleese, and Antonio Harvey.

volunteers Â

d tal en ts to Ne w Av en ue s, an e tim eir th ted ibu ntr co 3 43 interviews in PAVE (Promoting Empower Meals, hosting mock

ser ving ting youth practice job skills, collabora Avenues to Employment) to help paring ip Program, sorting donations, pre with youth in our Artist Mentorsh mittees. sur vival packs, and ser ving on com

Among our standouts is Warren Easely, a retired business executive and published

fiction writer who volunteers twice a week in PAVE and our Education program. Helping youth develop math and reading skills, providing homework assistance and other support, this past year alone Warren worked with more than 20 individuals on GED preparation and collegiate-level math, showing extraordinary dedication to our mission and the youth we serve.

financials Â

Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 Revenue & Support

Contributions Government Grants Special Events (Net) Social Purpose Enterprise Sales In-Kind Contributions & Other Revenue Total Revenue & Support

Expenses (Before Depreciation)

399,038 1,950,454 966,390 298,033 250,111 3,864,026

Program Services Management and General Fundraising Total Expenses (Before Depreciation)

2,954,112 403,034 372,607 3,729,753

Net Operating Income (Before Depreciation) Depreciation Expense Change in Net Assets Before Non-Operating Activities Investment Returns Net Assets (Beginning of Year) Net Assets (End of Year) Change in Net Assets

134,273 297,019

Program 79%

Expense Allocation

Management 11% Fundraising 10%

(162,746) 399,560 8,898,199 9,135,013 236,814

s e u n e v a New For youth

takes a complete approach to addressing youth homelessness and its root causes, delivering support and resources that enable foster, atrisk, and homeless youth aged 14-24 to overcome

their barriers and realize their potential. Through direct service, partnership, advocacy, and data-driven evaluation, we help youth exit street life and prevent those at risk of homelessness from experiencing it. Together, we are working toward a community where all youth have a safe place to

call home and the support they need to thrive.

thank you

To our generous Donors and Volunteers who are

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to ending youth homelessness


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