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About NewgateOur Mission

Newgate School is dedicated to helping

underserved young adults succeed in their quest for self-sufficiency.


With the support of donated cars from our community in Minneapolis, MN, we've been providing Twin Cities students tuition-free training in all aspects of automotive repair for over 45 years. Not only do they receive technical know-how, they build the kind of work ethic that puts them on the road to a successful career and financial stability in an industry they love.

When you donate your vehicle to Newgate School, it can:

  • Live on as a student's textbook and positively impact their future career
  • Help fund Newgate School when the repaired vehicles are sold at auction
  • Provide life-changing reliable transportation for single, working Moms



Newgate instructors are skilled auto technicians who have practical knowledge that can only come 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 basic technical skills, responsible behavior, and the confidence needed to succeed in a career. All of which are crucial to the success of our students in the workplace.


Newgate students pay no tuition or fees. What they get from showing up and working hard is priceless: technical 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 provide great financial security. Newgate has an exceptional job placement rate. You'll find our graduates in the auto industry throughout the Twin Cities.