Youth and Staff Gathered to Give Thanks

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The holidays can be a hard time for foster youth.  But over the last week at all of our housing […]

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Keke is Ready for a Construction Career!

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“First Place is a really, really, really good program, and I wish people would join this program because they help […]

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Meet Kaelyn, Future Licensed Vocational Nurse! 

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My First Place™ participant and mother, Kaelyn, is working diligently to create a better life for her daughter. Because of […]

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Summertime Fun Across the State

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Up and down the state this summer, our First Place team has hosted weekly events and activities in the six-week […]

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Anay Dreams of Opening Her Own Salon!

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Anay, age 22, enrolled in the Rising Up program in November 2021 and looked forward to moving into her first […]

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Sharing Tools & Supports for Mental Health Needs

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In the spirit of bringing in role models for navigating life after foster care, our partners at Art + Practice hosted […]

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Monthly Donor Spotlight: Regina

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Donors like Regina are helping our young people reach their goals. For over two years, Regina Sheridan, a Corporate Social […]

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Myron Reaches for the Stars!

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My First Place participant, Myron, age 21, has long dreamt of a career in filmmaking, screenwriting, production, and acting. Now, […]

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

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Former foster youth especially could be at risk of missing out on a tax credit, said Jane Schroeder, Chief Policy […]

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Meet DJ

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Read how DJ took control of his journey, his story and his identity with First Place.

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Meet Xochtil

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Learn how Xochtil stabilized her housing and support system, and used that foundation to advocate for others.

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

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First Place superstars Xochtil Larios, age 22, and First Place Board Member (and MFP alum) Darryl McDavid, age 30, helped […]

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

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

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First Place Secures 5 New Apartments For SF Youth

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Recently, First Place moved several young adults into sparkling San Francisco apartments with great city views.

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The Future is Theirs: Congrats to the Grads!

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We are proud to announce that 138 First Place young people overcame unprecedented challenges, to achieve this educational milestone!

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KTVU Giving Day Interview with First Place for Youth

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 KTVU’s Heather Holmes spoke with CEO Thomas Lee about First Place for Youth. Watch the full interview on KTVU

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First Place for Youth seeds success for foster transition

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After spending nine years living in multiple foster homes, Alex Bates has finally found stability in his own apartment in […]

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PSE WEBINAR | June 21, 2022 @ 11 AM PDT

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Coaching to Success: Post-Secondary Coaching to Drive Higher Progress & Completion Rates For Foster Youth Held: June 21, 2022 at 11 […]

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Featured Alumni: Julius’ Foster Care Journey

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Julius, a My First Place alumnus, joined the program when he was 22 years old after his sister introduced him […]

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Starting a Birthday Fundraiser is Easy!

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This National Foster Care Month, you can support our young people on the path to their full potential by holding […]

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Mississippi Youth Voice Leaders Champion a Historic Win!

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It’s official!   On April 27th, Mississippi became the 36th state to pass a tuition waiver for foster youth pursuing postsecondary […]

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