Network Partner: The Children’s Village



1 Echo Hills Road
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522


  • My First Place Program


Founded in 1851, The Children’s Village’s mission is to help society’s most vulnerable children become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities.

About the Partnership

Our partner in New York City, The Children’s Village, has helped champion children’s rights throughout its 170-year history. Much like First Place for Youth, The Children’s Village focuses on education, employment, and building a network of caring and supportive relationships.

The Children’s Villages uses our My First Place model to refine and expand existing programs for transition-age youth. The program is one component of The Children’s Village evidence-informed programming, offering an empowering new pathway to end generational cycles of poverty and involvement in the child welfare system. In the 2021 Milestones video at left, participants share their program experience, and staff reflect on the complex historical realities faced by foster youth, sharing how that history informs the organization’s mission to promote family well-being today.

Building a National Network of Like-Minded Partners to Change the Future for Transition-Age Foster Youth

What’s Happening At First Place for Youth

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