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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First Place is There Every Step of the Way

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Teens and young adults aging out of foster care face immense challenges as they make the transition to independence and […]

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First Place is Empowering Foster Youth for a Brighter Future!

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For many older foster youth, transitioning out of foster care can be a challenging time, especially for those without a […]

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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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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Standing With the AAPI Community

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This past week has been one of yet more pain, shock, and grief, with national news of senseless violence and […]

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We’re Giving Thanks for You!

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A Time for Community  While we cannot be together around a table with our young people this year, it’s times like […]

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Making our Commitment Clear

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For more than 20 years, First Place for Youth has taken pride in providing young people in foster care with […]

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Erika Van Buren Selected for Annie E Casey Foundation Fellowship

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We are thrilled to announce that Erika Van Buren, our Vice President of Evaluation and Learning, has been named to […]

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Leadership News: Heidi McIntosh Named CEO

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The First Place for Youth Board of Directors is delighted to announce the selection of Heidi McIntosh as CEO following […]

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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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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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A Message from Sam: Sharing Important News with You

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It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to let you know our Co-Founder and Vice President of Policy, Deanne Pearn, will be moving on from First Place for Youth at the end of this month

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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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SF Business Times on Super Bowl 50

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“Philanthropy has long been kept on the sidelines of America’s biggest annual sporting event. Organizers of the Bay Area’s Super […]

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First Place Featured in “Moneyball for Government”

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First Place for Youth is thrilled to be featured as an exemplar of effective data use in Moneyball for Government. […]

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