This month, we held our first ever Vision Board Party and Luncheon with our partners at Art + Practice The […]
You’ll certainly reduce the chill in your driveway when you donate a vehicle that just won’t warm up. Whether it’s […]
In 1998, when our founders Deanne Pearn and Amy Lemley were graduate students at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of […]
You’ve worked hard, you set money aside for the future, and you’re ready to enjoy your retirement years. Maybe you’re […]
The holidays can be a hard time for foster youth. But over the last week at all of our housing […]
Up and down the state this summer, our First Place team has hosted weekly events and activities in the six-week […]
In early June 2022, the California State Legislature released its joint budget, including $34 M per year for AB 1651, […]
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 […]
Recently, First Place moved several young adults into sparkling San Francisco apartments with great city views.
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 […]
This National Financial Literacy Month, First Place for Youth partnered with JP Morgan Chase for an ongoing six-week Financial Health workshop series to […]
Thanks to one of our recent vehicle donors, we’re all sunshine and rainbows over here at First Place for Youth! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]