The holidays can be a hard time for foster youth. But over the last week at all of our housing […]
“First Place is a really, really, really good program, and I wish people would join this program because they help […]
My First Place™ participant and mother, Kaelyn, is working diligently to create a better life for her daughter. Because of […]
Up and down the state this summer, our First Place team has hosted weekly events and activities in the six-week […]
Anay, age 22, enrolled in the Rising Up program in November 2021 and looked forward to moving into her first […]
In the spirit of bringing in role models for navigating life after foster care, our partners at Art + Practice hosted […]
Donors like Regina are helping our young people reach their goals. For over two years, Regina Sheridan, a Corporate Social […]
My First Place participant, Myron, age 21, has long dreamt of a career in filmmaking, screenwriting, production, and acting. Now, […]
Former foster youth especially could be at risk of missing out on a tax credit, said Jane Schroeder, Chief Policy […]
Read how DJ took control of his journey, his story and his identity with First Place.
Learn how Xochtil stabilized her housing and support system, and used that foundation to advocate for others.
First Place superstars Xochtil Larios, age 22, and First Place Board Member (and MFP alum) Darryl McDavid, age 30, helped […]
First Place for Youth’s Los Angeles Youth Advocate, Stephanie Del Toro, was asked to comment on the recent baby formula […]
Recently, First Place moved several young adults into sparkling San Francisco apartments with great city views.
We are proud to announce that 138 First Place young people overcame unprecedented challenges, to achieve this educational milestone!
KTVU’s Heather Holmes spoke with CEO Thomas Lee about First Place for Youth. Watch the full interview on KTVU
After spending nine years living in multiple foster homes, Alex Bates has finally found stability in his own apartment in […]
Coaching to Success: Post-Secondary Coaching to Drive Higher Progress & Completion Rates For Foster Youth Held: June 21, 2022 at 11 […]
Julius, a My First Place alumnus, joined the program when he was 22 years old after his sister introduced him […]
This National Foster Care Month, you can support our young people on the path to their full potential by holding […]
It’s official! On April 27th, Mississippi became the 36th state to pass a tuition waiver for foster youth pursuing postsecondary […]