Superhero mythology often features characters with extraordinary abilities who were foster children, mirroring the real-life experiences of some individuals. Removed […]
Summer Bridge is back in session! Over the past six weeks, our summer program has provided young people with incredible […]
Teens and young adults aging out of foster care face immense challenges as they make the transition to independence and […]
For many older foster youth, transitioning out of foster care can be a challenging time, especially for those without a […]
Up and down the state this summer, our First Place team has hosted weekly events and activities in the six-week […]
Julius, a My First Place alumnus, joined the program when he was 22 years old after his sister introduced him […]
When Jacob, 21 years old, joined our Apprenticeship program to work at Family Harvest Farm in Pittsburgh, CA, he wasn’t […]
At First Place, every young person we partner with has the potential to overcome complex barriers. Sometimes, however, a young […]
Spurred on by the efforts of Supervisor Dave Cortese, this week the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved […]
Ranisha is one of five First Place participants and alumni who successfully completed their User Experience Design certification this year. Learn about the partnership that made this possible and about Ranisha’s journey.
Last month, Jerah and five other First Place participants toured Adobe’s headquarters in San Francisco with the knowledge that in a few short months they might be working there
First Place for Youth has partnered with NPAG, a national executive search and consulting firm that is dedicated to serving the mission-driven community, to conduct the search for the next Chief Executive Officer to lead our organization into a new era of impact and geographic expansion. Learn more about the role and review the instructions for providing nominations or submitting an application.
First Place for Youth staff, supporters, and local community came together to celebrate the grand opening of our beautiful new office space in downtown San Jose.
The National Foster Youth Institute held a three day Job Shadowing training in the First Place for Youth Los Angeles office from January […]
Young people from our program in Northern California had a great opportunity to participate in a Career Day at the […]
We had a wonderful Career Panel at the Contra Costa Office. Clipper Direct came in as our guest and shared […]
First Place for Youth in Solano County supported young people with a series of summer employment skills workshops from July 8th […]