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Giving Voice to the Foster Care Experience

First Place participant Noel Anaya recently put “aging out” in the national spotlight when he was featured on NPR’s flagship news program All Things Considered. In a piece he produced with the assistance of Oakland’s Youth Radio, Noel reflected on his final day in foster care and the complex emotions that come from spending 20 years in the foster care system.

Hear Noel’s story @ NPR.com

We are incredibly proud of Noel for sharing his experience with such honesty and openness. His story is an important reminder of why First Place’s programs are needed and why our advocacy for improvements in the foster care system matters.

We know we cannot erase the years of uncertainty and instability that so many foster youth have endured, but with your help, we can change the future for thousands of young people.

Events

Celebrating Success this Graduation Season

During this graduation season, we are so excited to celebrate all the educational milestones of the youth we serve!   At […]

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Impact Stories

Thriving Against the Odds: Dulce’s Story

From foster care to academic accolades, Dulce’s journey is nothing short of inspirational! Dulce made her way to First Place […]

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Press Release

Press Release: First Place for Youth Raises More Than $600k for Transition Age Foster Youth at A Celebration of Heart and Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Richter | julie@julierichter.co Held during National Foster Care Month, the event celebrated local leaders […]

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