New Futures was launched in 1988 by the Casey Foundation as a response to poor, urban, at-risk kids dropping out of high school. At the time, this daring and unique cross-agency, community-collaborative approach encouraged solutions to the complex needs of kids and families. This is Casey’s candid reflection to the question: Did it work? The lessons learned from a first crack at large-scale community reform have helped many other reform advocates over the years. And, it has shaped the Foundation’s work for the past two decades.