First Place for Youth Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement

First Place for Youth believes our shared purpose, More is Possible, is a call to action for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging throughout our policy and practice network. We are committed to becoming a more inclusive multicultural organization that prioritizes the belonging and quality of life of all our program participants and staff members.

We are dedicated to achieving these goals by addressing historical and structural inequities in the areas of race, power, and privilege and the needs, strengths, and challenges of historically systematically oppressed groups and identities.

We strive to amplify our democratic movement where everyone is included and no one is absolved from responsibility in the work that lies ahead.

First Place acknowledges and honors that while we are committed to this journey, we have a ways to go to become more equitable in our operational systems and organizational structure.

To follow through with these goals, we must stay vigilant, hold ourselves accountable, and remember More is Possible when we are all committed in unity!

What’s Happening At First Place for Youth

Impact Stories

Finding Stability and Support: Hollie’s Story

Meet Hollie, a resilient 21-year-old who found her footing with the help of her dedicated team at First Place for […]

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Blog

Vision Board Fun with Art + Practice

This month, we held our first ever Vision Board Party and Luncheon with our partners at Art + Practice The […]

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Impact Stories

Alicia’s Path to Becoming a Licensed Hairstylist

As we count down to our 25th Anniversary Celebration in May, we are sharing key features and building blocks of […]

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Research & Publications

Evidence Building on Outcomes for Youth Exiting Foster Care

The numbers are in and they show a demonstrable impact on My First PlaceTM program participants’ moving forward with their education.  […]

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