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A message from Wade

It is with great sadness that we are announcing the closure of Ashbury Images, effective June 1. This has been an extremely difficult decision to make, but one that is necessary to preserve the mission of New Door Ventures, the youth development nonprofit organization that operates Ashbury Images. New Door provides paid, meaningful work, professional skills training, …

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Stepping Up – Davaris

Davaris is a graduate of New Door Ventures’s Employment Program who recently returned to Ashbury Images as a participant in New Door’s StepHire program, which helps prepare Bay Area youth for their next jobs. Davaris has grown a lot since his first internship with Ashbury Images and is excited for continued growth with the supportive …

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Finding His Passion – Deshun

Deshun recently graduated from New Door Ventures’s Employment Program after completing a three-month internship at Ashbury Images. The 20-year-old was born and raised in San Francisco and, like many who call the Bay Area home, fell victim to financial hardship due to the rising cost of living. After months of searching for his passion while …

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Ashbury Images intern turned employee

From Intern to Employment – Alan

Ashbury Images is a well-oiled machine when it comes to screen-printing. But that machine would be nothing without the glue that holds it together: the hardworking Ashbury Images employees who keep everything running smoothly every day. One of them is Allen, and while he’s now a familiar face, he wasn’t always an employee.

Josh from Ashbury Images

A Life Changed – Josh

Josh originally joined the employment program in 2015. Prior to becoming an intern, Josh was working for the city when he was unfortunately laid off. Down on his luck, Josh began his search for new employment.

New Door Ventures Mural

New Door, New Mural

Through cracks in the city’s concrete, wild plants grow. Local muralist Mona Caron has been memorializing these weeds lately – most recently on the front wall of the headquarters for local nonprofit New Door Ventures.

Social Impact

Every Order Placed Creates A Social Impact

Larriesha Blay is one of the integral members helping everything at Ashbury Images run smoothly. Originally starting as an intern, she worked her way through the program.

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Meet Ashbury Images & New Door Ventures

We are getting ready for another run with Ashbury Images, and I thought that it is time to introduce Wade Walker, the general manager of Ashbury Images, who will give us the insider’s view of a company built on changing lives.

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Marketing With Social Impact

Wade Walker, General Manager, points out, “There are over 7,000 disconnected youth in SF alone. We just expanded into the Alameda county where there is over 40,000 disconnected youth. Every order placed is a donation back to our organization and leads to more opportunities for our youth. We are literally changing lives one order at a time.”

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INSIGHT: CEO Tess Reynolds Discusses New Door Ventures

Tess Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer of New Door Ventures, discusses the challenges faced by disconnected youth and the life skills they need to learn in order to become successful contributors to their communities.

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New Door Overview

New Door Ventures helps at-risk youth get ready for work and life. These disconnected youth are at-risk for a number of negative outcomes, including substantial periods of unemployment, homelessness, involvement with the criminal justice system and poverty.

Curtis from Ashbury Images

A Fresh Start for Curtis

Curtis was looking for a fresh start and a consistent job when he learned about New Door Ventures. He found much more than a job when he started working at Ashbury Images, a nonprofit screen-printing business.

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Tipping Point – 2009

Tipping Point is a Bay Area nonprofit that helps find fund and support local organizations that help fight poverty. They are one of New Door Ventures and Ashbury Images sponsors and provide us with the resources we need to make a change in our community.