Summer Bridge Kickoff at Lake Chabot

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First Place for Youth’s Alameda County/ San Francisco County team hosted their first official Summer Bridge event on a beautiful […]

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Congratulations to Our San Francisco ILSP Graduates!

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Our San Francisco Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) hosted their annual graduation celebration on June 6th at the Hyatt Centric […]

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Celebrating Success this Graduation Season

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During this graduation season, we are so excited to celebrate all the educational milestones of the youth we serve!   At […]

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Press Release: First Place for Youth Raises More Than $600k for Transition Age Foster Youth at A Celebration of Heart and Home

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Richter | julie@julierichter.co Held during National Foster Care Month, the event celebrated local leaders […]

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California Youth Voice Members Advocate for Change in Sacramento, CA!

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On April 17th, First Place for Youth hosted our second annual Advocacy Day at the California State Capitol. This significant […]

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Press Release: First Place for Youth to Honor San Francisco Giants and Visa Foundation at A Celebration of Heart and Home

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Richter | julie@julierichter.co First Place for Youth to Honor San Francisco Giants and Visa […]

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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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