Research & Publications

See the Change: 2016 Annual Report

In FY 2016, First Place provided education and employment counseling and housing to 476 current and former foster youth with high needs in six California counties. An additional 1,000 young people received support in academics, job seeking, building independent living skills, and avoiding risky behaviors.

  • 75% of First Place youth have a stable home.
  • 96% of First Place youth earned their high school diploma or GED, or were actively enrolled in school.
  • 81% of eligible First Place youth attended college.
  • 81% of First Place youth obtained employment.

In the Media

Enhancing Support for Older Foster Youth: A Collaborative Ecosystem Analysis

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Fostering Success Through Community Collaboration

The journey to adulthood is a critical phase in every young person’s life, filled with hopes, dreams, and aspirations. For […]

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How First Place is Leveraging Data for Lasting Impact 

Over the last 25 years, we’ve seen the transformative power of data in enhancing programs for foster youth– and we […]

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