Since 2012, The Future Foundation has provided the only free trauma-informed programs for teens in the entire Ward 8 community. Our mission is to empower and activate youth and their families by centering a social-emotional approach to achieving social justice. Our future adults master advocacy, community organizing, and resource development skills required to create a future worth fighting for. Take a look at some of our work in this video:

We prefer not to quantify the positive impact The Future Foundation has made. We believe that people are more than numbers. Unfortunately, some very powerful people only care about numbers; so, how many youth and families has The Future Foundation served?


 Future Adults

have participated in our trauma-informed programs.


Ward 8 families

have been transformed by our trauma-informed programs.


free, hot meals served PRE-COVID 19. 


community service hours

earned by the future adults in our program.

Not bad for 8 years and $0 of federal or local government funding, ey?