March is ‘Stay Paid’ Month at First Place!

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March is ‘Stay Paid’ Month at First Place for Youth where we acknowledge all of our young people’s efforts in […]

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Love, Legacy, and Lessons Learned on the Road with CEO Thomas Lee

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Following the First Place for Youth retreat in Alabama, I continued to New York, Washington D.C., the Carolinas, and ultimately […]

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A Transformational Journey Through America’s History: First Place for Youth Travels to the Legacy Museum Sites 

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First Place for Youth is committed to rectifying historical inequities and empowering historically oppressed groups by acknowledging the importance of […]

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A Summer of Growth and Exploration with Summer Bridge!

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Summer Bridge is back in session! Over the past six weeks, our summer program has provided young people with incredible […]

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Caps off to the Class of 2023!

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This year, First Place for Youth is proud to celebrate 104 program participants who’ve achieved significant educational milestones! From GEDs […]

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Our First Advocacy Day in Sacramento was a Success!

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Our first Advocacy Day in Sacramento was a success! On April 27th, First Place leadership, staff, and youth visited the […]

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Vision Board Fun with Art + Practice

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This month, we held our first ever Vision Board Party and Luncheon with our partners at Art + Practice The […]

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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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