Share the Spirit: After years in the foster system, a young woman gets a room of her own

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With First Place for Youth in her corner, Jayla Lackaff is studying video game design at College of Alameda

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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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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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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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How area organizations help young adults transition out of the foster care system

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Some children will become adults while in state custody through the foster care system. The outcomes can be troubling, with […]

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Many former foster kids left with no place to go amid COVID-19 pandemic

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While the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted millions of people around the country, one vulnerable and often overlooked group is being hit […]

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Share The Spirit: Young East Bay woman goes from homelessness to bright future

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First Place For Youth helps young adults get on their feet and prepare for the future (East Bay Times)

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GreenLight Cincinnati and Hamilton County JFS team up to bring new program to Cincy’s foster youth

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First Place for Youth aims for self-sufficiency. (WCPO ABC 9, Cincinnati)

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Kids don’t stay in foster care forever. What happens after that?

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Mississippi Youth Voice is another new program established to help youth in care graduate college. It is part of First […]

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First Place Names Former Obama Advisor as New CEO

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First Place for Youth has named former Department of Health and Human Services staffer Heidi McIntosh as its CEO. McIntosh […]

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First Place for Youth Gets $1 Million to Expand Services for L.A.’s Foster Youth

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First Place for Youth has been awarded a $1 million grant from United Airlines to expand their services in the […]

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In California, a data-driven ‘life boat’ for those transitioning out of foster care

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Success is not measured in hugs. This a core tenet of First Place for Youth, a nonprofit organization that runs […]

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