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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Advancing Equitable AI in the US Social Sector

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One example of an organization using AI to support evidence-based decision-making is First Place for Youth, an organization that helps foster youth make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood. First Place for Youth built a recommendation engine that uses precision analytics—a technology that predicts trends and behavioral patterns by discovering cause-and-effect relationships in data—to analyze program administration and case assessment data, and learn from differences in outcomes among youth.

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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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Empowering Young Lives: Updates from My First Place™ Program Launch in New Jersey 

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Nearly six months ago, First Place for Youth and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (NJ DCF) launched […]

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Trauma-Informed Care in Action at First Place 

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For foster youth who have experienced trauma and instability, the transition to adulthood is a pivotal journey that can be […]

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Share the Spirit: After years in the foster system, a young woman gets a room of her own

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With First Place for Youth in her corner, Jayla Lackaff is studying video game design at College of Alameda

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CBS News: Sacramento man goes from foster care to finding calling as a pharmacy tech

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SACRAMENTO — From foster care to pharmacy tech, a young man didn’t just overcome a challenging childhood – he wants to make sure others can do the same.

Macario Harris is only 24 years old, but he’s already found his calling.

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Fostering Success Through Community Collaboration

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The journey to adulthood is a critical phase in every young person’s life, filled with hopes, dreams, and aspirations. For […]

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How First Place is Leveraging Data for Lasting Impact 

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Over the last 25 years, we’ve seen the transformative power of data in enhancing programs for foster youth– and we […]

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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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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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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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