News and Events


Pressley Ridge Acquires New Pathways: Expanding Services for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Pressley Ridge is pleased to announce the acquisition of New Pathways, Inc. in Baltimore, MD to address the needs of youth transitioning out of foster care who are in need of independent living services, education, and career preparation for the next phase of their life.

“The union of Pressley Ridge and New Pathways creates efficiencies and added benefits to the communities we serve,” said Susanne Cole, Pressley Ridge President & CEO. “New Pathways will continue delivering their exceptional programs to at-risk youth, but now under the Pressley Ridge umbrella.”

Mark Mittelman, New Pathways’ Executive Director agreed, adding, “Combining our resources and expertise empowers both organizations to fulfill their tandem missions with even greater fervor and purpose. The winners in all this are those we serve, who will benefit exponentially.”

The acquisition of New Pathways will enhance services and resources available to at-risk youth in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information on Pressley Ridge, visit


October 12, 2017: Save the Date ‘Cause You’re Invited!

Join us for a special celebration of Our Story: 40 years of service to Maryland’s foster care and disconnected youth. This special celebration will be held at The American Visionary Art Museum on Thursday, October 12th from 6PM-9PM. The celebration includes cocktails and reception and the highlight of the evening: inspiring first-hand accounts of vision, choice, and re-invention, conveyed by our young clients and their advocates in their own words. Story-telling at its most personal and best. A not to be missed evening! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


New Pathways Expands to Prince George’s County

New Greenbelt office employees, Zak & Priscilla

In what represents a major expansion at the request of the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, New Pathways opened new offices and facilities in Greenbelt, Maryland. Our presence there will enable us to serve transitioning foster care and disconnected youth in Prince George’s County and throughout the greater Washington, DC area where the need is critical. Full services will be available to eligible youth. Referrals are currently being accepted by NP admissions coordinator, Christine Powers at:


On Tuesday, June 13th, New Pathways held its annual summer dinner at La Scala restaurant in Little Italy. NP board, staff, and young clients were all in attendance. It is tradition to honor the year’s Cross Family Scholarship winners at the event. This celebration did not disappoint. Five worthy graduates of our ILP program received the award this year. For a brief bio of each and a photo gallery of the evening’s events, click here now.


Congrats to all our high school graduates from our Pathfinders program. We had 12 senior Pathfinders graduate from 5 Baltimore County high schools this year. Of those, 11 will be attending either a 2 or 4-year college in the fall. One has become fully employed upon graduation. Congrats to all! Well done!


NP held its first in-house job fair on June 2 and it was a huge success! Congrats to Colleen Leary for putting it together and thanks to all the community businesses that participated.


Free Information Sessions: Free info sessions to learn about all our workforce development and job training programs will be offered the 2nd Friday of EVERY month. All are invited. Please fill out our common application prior to attending. For more information call: 410-464-2600 x202.


New Pathways Students learn by serving others:

New Pathways students volunteer at My Sister’s Place Women’s Center. Our young clients help prepare, serve, and clean up during the lunch service. It is a great opportunity and learning experience for all.


Youth Employment Fair: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 from 11AM to 2PM. On-site at the New Pathways Community Center, 1045 Taylor Avenue. Lots of employers from the community will be there ready to meet you. You may just walk out with a job! For more information, call: 443-862-1923. Experience your first job fair in a friendly, familiar setting. Must be 17-24 years of age. Bring a friend!


What’s Trending at New Pathways: New, FREE, GED prep course called “THINK.”… New $150,000.00 EARN Grant received. Our third! …Developing partnership with CCBC and their LEAP program will help us expand our training and career prep course of offerings…. read all about these and other initiatives in our May newsletter. Sign up for it here:

It’s all happening, people!


Congrats to New Pathways Warehouse Certification Graduate, Ben Tew, on his new job with Amazon! Way to go, Ben!


Latest CNA/GNA Grads: Congrats to our most recent CNA/GNA grads who will be working at Genesis Multimedical Center in Towson! The hits just keep on comin’!


Executive Director, Mark Mittelman, speaks about our efforts to expand our services. Watch it here:


Free on-site GED Classes at New Pathways: Available now.

Next CNA/GNA Classes begin May 2nd. Hurry. 150 applicants have already applied.

New Pathways is assisting in the YouthREACH MD 2017 Youth Count Survey, being conducted from March 1st through April 15th. Data collected will be used to support legislation and funding for programs and services benefitting homeless youth. Stay tuned here for the insightful results.


Free Warehouse Logistics Certification: Information sessions to learn more about this program, its requirements, and how to enroll will be held on February 7th and February 14th, 10:30-11:30 AM, at 25 N. Caroline Street. For more information, contact Curriculum and Training Manager, Russell Drake at: 410-464-2600 x 203

New Pathways unveils new Pathways to Success board game: Designed as an interactive teaching tool, the one of a kind board game was presented to Clinical Services Manager, Keyandra Brisco the first week of the new year. Keyandra and other NP staff will use the tool at orientation meetings with the young NP clients as well as in the classroom. Who said learning had to be dull?
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Baltimore Career Fair: Meet with hiring managers from great employers in greater Baltimore. Thursday, November 3rd from 11AM to 2PM at the Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center; 5625 O’Donnell Street. Dress for success; bring lots of resumes.


Job Opportunity Bulletin Board: Are you a Maryland resident between the ages of 16 and 24? Looking for a job? Check out our Job Opportunity Bulletin Board on Facebook. Click here now:


Who Knew a Focus Group Could Be So Much Fun?: Join us, Saturday, October 29th, at 11AM at New Pathways, 1045 Taylor Avenue, Suite 21, Towson, MD 21286 for a Focus Group on Career Goals and Needs. Free food, drinks, and prizes. Bring friends! Get a chance to win Beats by Dre headphones!


New Pathways Partners with Baltimore County Public Library: To offer a career training seminar series at the Rosedale Branch beginning Tuesday, October 18 at 4:30 PM. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Rosedale Branch website or click here for more information.


New Pathways Receives Second MOED Grant: The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) displayed a vote of confidence in their continuing relationship with New Pathways when it awarded New Pathways a second grant in the amount of $137,500.00 to provide eligible Baltimore City youth with the necessary training and support to become certified in Warehouse Logistics. Thank you MOED! To learn more, click here.

Congrats to All CNA/GNA Graduates: Congrats to all the participants who completed our CNA/GNA certification program with MCAT. You have completed the first step towards a successful career in Healthcare.


New Community Center Gets Positive Press: The Baltimore Sunpapers and Towson Times covered the grand opening of New Pathways’ refurbished community and training center and wrote a glowing article in response. Click here to read full article.

New Pathways Unveils Vibrant New Community & Training Center at Open House, June 14th, 2016. Over one hundred guests enjoyed themselves at the New Pathways Open House for the unveiling of their vibrant new Community & Training Center. Guests, which included staff, constituents, board members, partners, members of the business community, elected officials, and New Pathways youth enjoyed taking tours of the stimulating and colorful new space, partaking of the delicious catered food, and reveling in the accomplishments of New Pathways’ young clients who were honored that day. Special guest, County Councilwoman Kathy Bevins, made the day even more festivel by presenting New Pathways with a special proclamation congratulating New Pathways on the work it does on behalf of disconnected youth. A good time was had by all! Click here to view a photo gallery of the day’s event!
Photo Gallery


Open House: Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 from 3PM to 6PM at our newly designed Community Center, 1045 Taylor Avenue! Don’t miss the party! Good food, special guests, and a tour of our stimulating new space! Check your e-mailbox for your invitation!


Youth Council Meeting, Monday, May 9, 2016 from 3PM to 4:30PM in the Community Center on Taylor Avenue.


New Pathways launches comprehensive Community Needs Assessment of Hillendale area.
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Youth Council Meeting, Monday, March 14th, 2016 from 3PM to 4:30PM in the Main Office of Headquarters, 110 West Road, 4th floor, Suite 430, Towson, MD. Transportation provided. For more info, e-mail:


On the Move: New Pathways’ Anthony Fleischmann has been promoted to the position of Community Support Coordinator. And George Hairston (aka Marathon Man) has been promoted to Community Support Specialist. Congratulations to both of these extremely dedicated leaders.


Executive Director, Mark Mittelman, had an excellent op-ed piece on helping disconnected young adults in the Baltimore Sunpapers today. If you missed it, you can read it here.


New Pathways’ executive director, Mark Mittelman and New Pathways alum, Jamal discuss the plight of ‘Disconnected Youth’ on WYPR’s (88.1 FM) Midday with Sheilah Kast. For more information and to listen to the show, click here…


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New Pathways offers Career Fair Prep, Wednesday, 8/5/15 from 1PM-4PM. Read more…


With every new program and partnership, New Pathways increases the breadth and depth of its impact on the lives of struggling young Marylanders. Read more…

New Pathways recipient of $40,000 Baltimore County Grant
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Our very own Josh Harrold was awarded the Certified Workforce Development Professional Credential…
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New Pathways opens new Career Development Center
In a commitment to strengthen and enhance our workforce development initiative, Career Next, New Pathways opened a separate campus on Taylor Avenue in Towson dedicated solely to career training, job placement & retention, and essential life skills.

New Pathways recipient of $150,000 EARN grant from Maryland Department of Labor…
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