In early June 2022, the California State Legislature released its joint budget, including $34 M per year for AB 1651, […]
We are proud to announce that, with the help of First Place for Youth, Mississippi is moving towards becoming the […]
Older foster youth would see new benefits and resources if the Governor’s proposed 2022-23 budget passes and First Place is […]
At First Place, every young person we partner with has the potential to overcome complex barriers. Sometimes, however, a young […]
For 23-year-old Karla, a recent graduate of our My First Place™ program, her experience provided a life-changing opportunity to prepare […]
Throughout 2020, we spoke to members of the First Place team about our first ten years in Los Angeles. Now, as we move into a new year, we share a few of their reflections and their hopes for the next decade.
San Francisco County, CASA, JBAY, and First Place for Youth have partnered to jointly offer a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance […]
Conrad Hilton Foundation Selects First Place for Youth for Multi-year grant to improve foster care in Los Angeles region OAKLAND, […]
See how the My First Place™ Network is making more possible for transition-age foster youth across the U.S.
This past week has been one of yet more pain, shock, and grief, with national news of senseless violence and […]
One Size Doesn’t Fit All: How Data Science is Being Used to Individualize Extended Foster Care Services and Achieve Equitable […]
“When I was struggling with housing last year, a friend told me about First Place for Youth. Things started to get better as soon as I had a place to live,” said Lani, a My First Place participant in Oakland.
Impact Circle Founder Jenisa Washington speaks to First Place about our partnership and her belief in the power of service to build community
A Time for Community While we cannot be together around a table with our young people this year, it’s times like […]
Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, education […]
Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, education and […]
Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, […]
We were recently notified that our donor database provider, Blackbaud, was subject to a ransomware attack in May. While First […]
First Place is pleased to announce three former participants of the My First Place program—Angelica Salmeron, Darryl McDavid, and Teresa […]
In the midst of crisis, California is addressing the immediate needs of foster youth while also laying the groundwork for continued improvements in capacity and services
As the Covid-19 pandemic changed the way we worked, we adapted, innovated, and found new ways to meet the needs of our youth in Mississippi.
Graduation season is always a time for celebration at First Place as we recognize the academic acheivement of our young people. […]
Teens and young adults aging out of foster care face immense challenges as they make the transition to independence and […]