Youth and Staff Gathered to Give Thanks

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The holidays can be a hard time for foster youth.  But over the last week at all of our housing […]

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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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Sharing Tools & Supports for Mental Health Needs

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In the spirit of bringing in role models for navigating life after foster care, our partners at Art + Practice hosted […]

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First Place Secures 5 New Apartments For SF Youth

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Recently, First Place moved several young adults into sparkling San Francisco apartments with great city views.

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The Future is Theirs: Congrats to the Grads!

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We are proud to announce that 138 First Place young people overcame unprecedented challenges, to achieve this educational milestone!

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Volunteer to Help Foster Youth Boost Income and Financial Skills

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San Francisco County, CASA, JBAY, and First Place for Youth have partnered to jointly offer a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance […]

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Celebrating 10 Years in LA: Reflections and Hopes

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Throughout 2020, we spoke to members of the First Place team about our first ten years in Los Angeles. Now, as we move into a new year, we share a few of their reflections and their hopes for the next decade.

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Jenisa Washington in Conversation: Community and Collaboration

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Impact Circle Founder Jenisa Washington speaks to First Place about our partnership and her belief in the power of service to build community

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Celebrating 10 Years in LA: A Message of Gratitude

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Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, education […]

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Celebrating 10 Years in Los Angeles: The Path to Today

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Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, education and […]

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN LA: Where Are They Now

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Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, […]

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Blackbaud Security Breach

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We were recently notified that our donor database provider, Blackbaud, was subject to a ransomware attack in May. While First […]

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Honoring the Class of 2020

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Graduation season is always a time for celebration at First Place as we recognize the academic acheivement of our young people. […]

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Behind the Scenes of “Life After Foster Care”

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Published last week in print and on the LADYGUNN website, Life After Foster Care shares portraits and stories of former foster youth in their […]

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Pride and Belonging

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As LGBTQ+ Pride Month draws to a close, First Place staff and youth gather to celebrate with a “Loud and Proud” lunch

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Celebrating 20 Years of First Place!

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On May 17, First Place for Youth hosted long-time supporters and their guests, current and former participants, and our staff at an evening celebrating the organization’s 20th anniversary. The event offered and opportunity to acknowledge and honor the work of those who have made First Place what it is today.

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Congratulations Graduates!

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The San Francisco and Solano County Independent Living Skills Programs each hold graduation ceremonies in the spring to recognize the […]

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Honoring Our Parenting Youth

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Parenting is hard work. It can be doubly hard for young parents, especially if they don’t have a strong network […]

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First Place Honored at “Your Time to Shine”

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First Place for Youth was among those honored at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles’ “Your Time to Shine” event in May.

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#WhenIWas18: Kurt Warner

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On August 5, Kurt Warner was inducted into the National Football League Hall of Fame. Last year, as First Place celebrated our 18th birthday, Kurt spoke with us about his own journey navigating the uncertainties of adulthood.

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2017 Point-In-Time Counts

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Ending homelessness requires understanding of homelessness. Each January, volunteers in communities across the U.S. conduct a “homeless census” called a […]

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Spread Holiday Cheer

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Our Bay Area Youth Holiday Party will bring First Place staff and youth together to celebrate as a community. With your help, we can make the season bright for foster youth!

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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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First Place for Youth featured in SF Business Times

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As a Game Changer grant recipient, First Place earned a mention in SF Business Times’ coverage of Super Bowl 50’s philanthropic efforts.

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