Our Mission

Our mission:

Newgate School is dedicated to helping low-income young adults succeed in their quest for self-sufficiency.

Our school:

Newgate is a nonprofit automotive technical school located in the Twin Cities. We offer auto body and auto mechanic training for unemployed or under-employed adults.

Our Instructors:

Newgate instructors are skilled auto technicians who have the practical knowledge that can come only from many years of experience. They know first-hand what they’re teaching and what their students need to learn. Throughout the training process, each student is guided toward developing responsible behavior, a strong work ethic, and the confidence needed to succeed in a career. These “soft skills” are crucial to the success of our students in the workplace.

Our Students:

Newgate students pay no tuition or fees. What they get from showing up and working hard is priceless: vocational skills, a work ethic, and the personal confidence needed to succeed in a career. Newgate graduates become certified as auto technicians in 12-18 months. Then it's off to work in jobs that are currently paying approximately $30,000 per year. Newgate has an exceptional job placement rate. You'll find our graduates in the auto industry throughout the Twin Cities.

Students Give Back:

As part of their training, students refurbish donated cars and vans for Newgate's "Wheels for Women" transportation assistance program. These donated vehicles are provided at no cost to promising single working moms to help them transition to self-sufficiency.

All of us at Newgate share the pride of our graduates who are now doing well in their work while supporting their families and contributing to our community.

Learn about our graduates.

Our Funding:

Your auto donations are the ONLY source of funds for our life-changing operations.

Through the resale of donated cars, many restored or repaired by students as part of their career training, we are able to fund our automotive school’s daily operations and help our students achieve personal and professional success.