Summer Bridge is back in session! Over the past six weeks, our summer program has provided young people with incredible […]
This year, First Place for Youth is proud to celebrate 104 program participants who’ve achieved significant educational milestones! From GEDs […]
Our first Advocacy Day in Sacramento was a success! On April 27th, First Place leadership, staff, and youth visited the […]
This month, we held our first ever Vision Board Party and Luncheon with our partners at Art + Practice The […]
The holidays can be a hard time for foster youth. But over the last week at all of our housing […]
Up and down the state this summer, our First Place team has hosted weekly events and activities in the six-week […]
In the spirit of bringing in role models for navigating life after foster care, our partners at Art + Practice hosted […]
Recently, First Place moved several young adults into sparkling San Francisco apartments with great city views.
We are proud to announce that 138 First Place young people overcame unprecedented challenges, to achieve this educational milestone!
San Francisco County, CASA, JBAY, and First Place for Youth have partnered to jointly offer a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance […]
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.
Impact Circle Founder Jenisa Washington speaks to First Place about our partnership and her belief in the power of service to build community
Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, education […]
Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, education and […]
Since the 2010 launch of our My First Place™ program in Los Angeles, First Place for Youth has provided housing, […]
We were recently notified that our donor database provider, Blackbaud, was subject to a ransomware attack in May. While First […]
Graduation season is always a time for celebration at First Place as we recognize the academic acheivement of our young people. […]
Published last week in print and on the LADYGUNN website, Life After Foster Care shares portraits and stories of former foster youth in their […]
As LGBTQ+ Pride Month draws to a close, First Place staff and youth gather to celebrate with a “Loud and Proud” lunch
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.
The San Francisco and Solano County Independent Living Skills Programs each hold graduation ceremonies in the spring to recognize the […]
Parenting is hard work. It can be doubly hard for young parents, especially if they don’t have a strong network […]
First Place for Youth was among those honored at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles’ “Your Time to Shine” event in May.
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.