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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PSE WEBINAR | June 21, 2022 @ 11 AM PDT

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Coaching to Success: Post-Secondary Coaching to Drive Higher Progress & Completion Rates For Foster Youth Held: June 21, 2022 at 11 […]

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Featured Alumni: Julius’ Foster Care Journey

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Julius, a My First Place alumnus, joined the program when he was 22 years old after his sister introduced him […]

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Mississippi Youth Voice Leaders Champion a Historic Win!

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It’s official!   On April 27th, Mississippi became the 36th state to pass a tuition waiver for foster youth pursuing postsecondary […]

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Apprenticeships Empower Youth to Grow and Achieve!

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When Jacob, 21 years old, joined our Apprenticeship program to work at Family Harvest Farm in Pittsburgh, CA, he wasn’t […]

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Advocacy Paves the Way for Foster Youth in Mississippi

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We are proud to announce that, with the help of First Place for Youth, Mississippi is moving towards becoming the […]

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WEBINAR | Evidence Building from the Inside Out

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Insights, Best Practices & Priorities for Nonprofits Held Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 10:30am PST Missed the webinar or want […]

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WEBINAR | Raising the Bar for Extended Foster Care

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This webinar is over – but please explore the video and associated resources below! Leveraging evidence to improve outcomes through […]

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National Partners Bring Services to Foster Youth

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See how the My First Place™ Network is making more possible for transition-age foster youth across the U.S.

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New Supports & Protections for Foster Youth in CA Budget!

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In the midst of crisis, California is addressing the immediate needs of foster youth while also laying the groundwork for continued improvements in capacity and services

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A Pivot to the Possible in Mississippi

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As the Covid-19 pandemic changed the way we worked, we adapted, innovated, and found new ways to meet the needs of our youth in Mississippi.

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Maintaining a Community of Support During Social Distancing

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As California began responding to the COVID-19 crisis, it was clear that the young people who rely on ILSP would need us even more. But how do you keep a “drop-in” service running when dropping in isn’t an option?

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Concord Office Celebrates Youth Accomplishments

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In February, Contra Costa County recognized the hard work and accomplishments of young people at their quarterly Wall of Fame ceremony.

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WHY Education and Employment Center

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First Place youth in Los Angeles are thriving, thanks to a generous donation from Women Helping Youth (WHY).

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Chevron Career Day

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Young people from our program in Northern California had a great opportunity to participate in a Career Day at the […]

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Clipper Direct Career Panel

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We had a wonderful Career Panel at the Contra Costa Office.  Clipper Direct came in as our guest and shared […]

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Summer Employment Skills Workshop Series

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First Place for Youth in Solano County supported young people with a series of summer employment skills workshops from July 8th […]

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Equipping young people at the Back to School Event

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First Place for Youth held our annual Back to School Event for our young people from Alameda and San Francisco. In attendance we […]

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