Summertime Fun Across the State

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Up and down the state this summer, our First Place team has hosted weekly events and activities in the six-week […]

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Featured Alumni: Julius’ Foster Care Journey

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Julius, a My First Place alumnus, joined the program when he was 22 years old after his sister introduced him […]

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Apprenticeships Empower Youth to Grow and Achieve!

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When Jacob, 21 years old, joined our Apprenticeship program to work at Family Harvest Farm in Pittsburgh, CA, he wasn’t […]

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The First Place ‘Secret Sauce!’

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At First Place, every young person we partner with has the potential to overcome complex barriers. Sometimes, however, a young […]

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Santa Clara County Offers New Support to Former Foster Youth with Basic Income Pilot

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Spurred on by the efforts of Supervisor Dave Cortese, this week the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved […]

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Designing New Futures

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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.

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New Partners, New Pathways

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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

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CEO Search Underway

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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.

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At Home in Santa Clara County

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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.

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National Foster Youth Institute Job Shadowing Training

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The National Foster Youth Institute held a three day Job Shadowing training in the First Place for Youth Los Angeles office from January […]

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Chevron Career Day

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Young people from our program in Northern California had a great opportunity to participate in a Career Day at the […]

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Clipper Direct Career Panel

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We had a wonderful Career Panel at the Contra Costa Office.  Clipper Direct came in as our guest and shared […]

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Summer Employment Skills Workshop Series

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First Place for Youth in Solano County supported young people with a series of summer employment skills workshops from July 8th […]

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