As we count down to our 25th Anniversary Celebration in May, we are sharing key features and building blocks of […]
“First Place has helped me really grow as a person.“ Meet Adelaida, a First Place For Youth program participant […]
“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 […]
Anay, age 22, enrolled in the Rising Up program in November 2021 and looked forward to moving into her first […]
My First Place participant, Myron, age 21, has long dreamt of a career in filmmaking, screenwriting, production, and acting. Now, […]
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.
We are proud to announce that 138 First Place young people overcame unprecedented challenges, to achieve this educational milestone!
Julius, a My First Place alumnus, joined the program when he was 22 years old after his sister introduced him […]
When Jacob, 21 years old, joined our Apprenticeship program to work at Family Harvest Farm in Pittsburgh, CA, he wasn’t […]
At age 18, Elijah Miller understood that he needed to graduate from high school to move forward with his life […]
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 […]
When we talk about the work of First Place, it’s often in terms of helping foster youth beat the odds […]
“If I hadn’t found First Place, I’m not sure where I would be today,” says Leslio, a First Place participant in Santa Clara County. “But I’m sure I wouldn’t be living the life I want,”
“When you get into First Place, you have all these plans and it’s easy to get overwhelmed,” Dre is the first one to admit that when he moved into his First Place for Youth apartment, he wasn’t prepared for all the intensive support the program provides.
Fourteen years ago, Angelica felt like she had let herself down. See where she is now, and how First Place helped her get there.
For Leticia, home and comfort have not always been synonymous.
When Krisha visited Washington, D.C. for the first time, she made time to see the sights, but she wasn’t just there as a tourist. She had a story to tell about the importance of jobs programs.
When Jordan decided it was time to take control of his life, he turned to First Place.
Charisma had a special visitor stop by to welcome her to her new apartment.
First Place for Youth is proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of Jacquetta, one of our young people in Solano County. […]
Ma’Kia shares how First Place for Youth has helped her overcome homelessness and pursue a career as a dental assistant.