2022 Annual Report

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Last year, First Place for Youth and our network partners in Boston, New York, Mississippi, and Cincinnati served 1,507 young […]

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2021 Annual Report

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Last year, First Place for Youth and our network partners in Boston, New York, Mississippi, and Cincinnati served 1,602 young […]

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Press Release: First Place for Youth Announces New Chief Executive Officer Thomas G. Lee

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First Place for Youth Announces New Chief Executive Officer Thomas G. Lee For Release September 20, 2021 – Oakland, CA […]

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Research Brief: Raising the Bar

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Research Brief: Raising the Bar – Building system- and provider-level evidence to drive equitable education and employment outcomes for youth […]

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Press Release: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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How Data Science is Being Used to Individualize Extended Foster Care Services and Achieve Equitable Outcomes OAKLAND, CA – March […]

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2020 Annual Report

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In a year of unforeseen challenges, First Place never lost site of the big picture. Last year, we and our affiliate partners served 1,583 young people in foster care.

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2019 Annual Report

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This year, 1,715 foster and homeless youth received supportive services from First Place and our My First Place™ Network partners. […]

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2018 Annual Report

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Since our founding 20 years ago, First Place for Youth has worked to realize our vision of a world in […]

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The Dollars and Sense of Becoming a Medi-Cal Contracted Organization

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In 2015, First Place for Youth initiated the process to obtain a contract to provide Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic […]

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West Coast Convening Framework

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The West Coast Convening (WCC) is a biannual meeting of service providers, advocates, researchers, and government partners from California, Oregon, […]

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Changing Trajectories: 2017 Annual Report

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First Place served 1,460 young people in Fiscal Year 2017. Our newest program in Santa Clara County grew to house […]

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See the Change: 2016 Annual Report

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Click here to read about the impact you helped make for foster kids this year!

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Ready to Launch Case Statement

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A Time to Act As much as First Place for Youth has accomplished, there is still a significant amount of […]

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More Than Me: An Exploratory Study

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Foster youth become pregnant and parents at a much higher rate than their non-foster youth peers as well. By age 19, foster youth […]

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Within Reach: 2015 Annual Report

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When we think back on our own lives, it’s easy to understand why the brink of adulthood is such an […]

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Staying Power: Issue Brief

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An estimated 50,000 youth in the United States sleep on the streets for six months or more each year. A […]

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Time to Expect More: Strategic Plan

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All foster youth have the support and resources to successfully transition to adulthood. Our strategic plan is anchored by three […]

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Program Brochure

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First Place for Youth supports foster kids as they learn to support themselves. When a child’s family can’t be there […]

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More is Possible: Formative Evaluation

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This summary brief presents finding from a formative evaluation conducted by independent researchers at Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) of My First […]

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