Steve Trippe has led New Ways in all of its initiatives and programs for over 35 Years, as well as its consulting, training and technical assistance efforts. He also has served as New Ways' principal author and editor of initiative guides, frameworks, toolkits and process tools. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow to New Ways. He designed, launched and delivered a wide range of model programs and initiatives in his 37-year tenure with New Ways to Work, including:
Community Systems Building (the School-to-Work Intermediary Project, the National Intermediary Network, Iowa Intermediary Development, New York City Intermediary Development, Pennsylvania Regional Career Education Partnership Councils) Career Development and Education Initiatives (Diploma Plus, Communities and Schools for Career Success, California School-to-Career support activities, youth employment support, convening local partnerships, after-school for older youth) Quality Work-based Learning Initiatives and Toolkit Development, (including toolkits developed for: the State of California School-to-Work Council; the Kansas City, Kansas public Schools; The New York City Department of Education, the New York City NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the Workforce Professionals Training Institute; Earn & Learn East Bay, Contra Costa County Office of Education and the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board; New York State P-TECH, The Public Policy Institute of New York. Youth Workforce Development Initiatives (Youth Ecology Corps, The California Youth Council Institute, the National Youth Council Institute, California Workforce Investment Board and State Youth Council technical assistance and facilitation, Youth Opportunity Grantee technical assistance, and direct technical assistance to Workforce Boards and Youth Councils, New Ways Workers) Targeted Youth Initiatives (Youth at the Crossroads, Foster Youth Transition to Employment, the Foster Youth Transition Action Team Initiative, Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities, the San Francisco Mayor’s Transitional Youth Task Force, Santa Rosa Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force facilitation. WBL Toolkit Development (State of California STC Task Force, Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, New York City Department of Education, New York City Mayor’s Office, Earn & Learn East Bay, New York State P-Tech, the Los Angeles Orange County Community College Consortium) In addition to his work at New Ways, Steve has been active in the policy arena, serving as the treasurer of the National Foster Care Coalition for nearly a decade, and as co-chairman of the California Foster Youth Career Development and Employment Task Force. He also served on the Leadership Team for California’s Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Independent Living Program Transformation and is a former member of the National School-to-Work Advisory Council. Steve is a member of the National Mentoring Partnership and the National Child Labor Council, and past chair of the National Youth Employment Coalition. He also served on California’s National Governors' Association “Home Team” on Foster Youth Transition and co-chaired its employment subcommittee. At home, he has served as a member of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board and the Russian River Redevelopment Planning Committee, and is past president of the Monte Rio Union School District.
Steve worked at New Ways to Work from 1985 - 2020, becoming President & Executive Director in 1999.