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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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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Adding a Year to THP-Plus – Another Key Budget & Legislative Win!

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In early June 2022, the California State Legislature released its joint budget, including $34 M per year for AB 1651, […]

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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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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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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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Financial Literacy Workshops with JP Morgan Chase

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This National Financial Literacy Month, First Place for Youth partnered with JP Morgan Chase for an ongoing six-week Financial Health workshop series to […]

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Turning a Great Ride into a Great Donation

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Thanks to one of our recent vehicle donors, we’re all sunshine and rainbows over here at First Place for Youth! […]

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Advocacy Paves the Way for Foster Youth in Mississippi

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We are proud to announce that, with the help of First Place for Youth, Mississippi is moving towards becoming the […]

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2022-2023 CA Budget to Invest in Transition-Age Youth

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Older foster youth would see new benefits and resources if the Governor’s proposed 2022-23 budget passes and First Place is […]

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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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.

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Volunteer to Help Foster Youth Boost Income and Financial Skills

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San Francisco County, CASA, JBAY, and First Place for Youth have partnered to jointly offer a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance […]

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National Partners Bring Services to Foster Youth

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See how the My First Place™ Network is making more possible for transition-age foster youth across the U.S.

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Standing With the AAPI Community

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This past week has been one of yet more pain, shock, and grief, with national news of senseless violence and […]

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Celebrating 10 Years in LA: Reflections and Hopes

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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.

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Home and Connection: Making More Possible

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“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.

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Jenisa Washington in Conversation: Community and Collaboration

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Impact Circle Founder Jenisa Washington speaks to First Place about our partnership and her belief in the power of service to build community

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We’re Giving Thanks for You!

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A Time for Community  While we cannot be together around a table with our young people this year, it’s times like […]

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Celebrating 10 Years in LA: A Message of Gratitude

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Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, education […]

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Celebrating 10 Years in Los Angeles: The Path to Today

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Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, education and […]

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN LA: Where Are They Now

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Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, […]

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Blackbaud Security Breach

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We were recently notified that our donor database provider, Blackbaud, was subject to a ransomware attack in May. While First […]

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