Recent Coverage

Training transition-age youth to prepare tax forms helps them access tax incentives and builds financial literacy

Former foster youth especially could be at risk of missing out on a tax credit, said Jane Schroeder, Chief Policy Officer at First Place for Youth.

(LA Times)

July 20th, 2022|

A new guaranteed income program will support former foster youth in Alameda County

First Place superstars Xochtil Larios, age 22, and First Place Board Member (and MFP alum) Darryl McDavid, age 30, helped lobby the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to approve a $2.8 million Guaranteed Income pilot program for Alameda County transition-age foster youth for two years.  The program will provide $1000/month to a cohort of 90 foster youth age 21+ starting in January 2023.

(The Oaklandside) (SF Chronicle)

July 8th, 2022|

State and federal restrictions make it harder for low-income families to get infant formula

First Place for Youth’s Los Angeles Youth Advocate, Stephanie Del Toro, was asked to comment on the recent baby formula shortage.


July 1st, 2022|

How area organizations help young adults transition out of the foster care system

Some children will become adults while in state custody through the foster care system. The outcomes can be troubling, with the organization First Place for Youth reporting that 40% of former foster children will experience homelessness.

The organization is working to change those trends. First Place for Youth operates the My First Place program in partnership with NewPath and the Green Light Fund to get youth aging out of foster care the wrap-around services they need, from housing and education to employment coaching.

Listen to the full story on WVXU

December 17th, 2021|

Press Releases

Press Release

Mississippi governor to celebrate historic legislation that grants foster youth, ages 18-21, scholarships and the right to rent as adults Foster youth successfully advocate for college funds, their right to sign leases APRIL 27, 2022 – Jackson, MS – Thanks to successful advocacy on their own behalf, young adults [...]

April 26th, 2022|

Press Release: Conrad Hilton Foundation Selects First Place for Youth for Multi-year grant to improve foster care in Los Angeles region

Conrad Hilton Foundation Selects First Place for Youth for Multi-year grant to improve foster care in Los Angeles region OAKLAND, CA – August 12, 2021 – Last month, among a list of distinguished grantees, the Conrad Hilton Foundation announced a three-year grant of $2.1 million to Oakland-based nonprofit  First [...]

August 18th, 2021|

Press Release: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

How Data Science is Being Used to Individualize Extended Foster Care Services and Achieve Equitable OutcomesOAKLAND, CA - March 18, 2021 - New research released today by First Place for Youth draws from precision analytics to offer customized support plans to greatly improve the likelihood that a foster youth will [...]

March 18th, 2021|
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