Meet Hollie, a resilient 21-year-old who found her footing with the help of her dedicated team at First Place for […]
As we count down to our 25th Anniversary Celebration in May, we are sharing key features and building blocks of […]
“First Place has helped me really grow as a person.“ Meet Adelaida, a First Place For Youth program participant […]
“First Place is a really, really, really good program, and I wish people would join this program because they help […]
My First Place™ participant and mother, Kaelyn, is working diligently to create a better life for her daughter. Because of […]
Anay, age 22, enrolled in the Rising Up program in November 2021 and looked forward to moving into her first […]
My First Place participant, Myron, age 21, has long dreamt of a career in filmmaking, screenwriting, production, and acting. Now, […]
Read how DJ took control of his journey, his story and his identity with First Place.
Learn how Xochtil stabilized her housing and support system, and used that foundation to advocate for others.
We are proud to announce that 138 First Place young people overcame unprecedented challenges, to achieve this educational milestone!
Coaching to Success: Post-Secondary Coaching to Drive Higher Progress & Completion Rates For Foster Youth Held: June 21, 2022 at 11 […]
Julius, a My First Place alumnus, joined the program when he was 22 years old after his sister introduced him […]
It’s official! On April 27th, Mississippi became the 36th state to pass a tuition waiver for foster youth pursuing postsecondary […]
When Jacob, 21 years old, joined our Apprenticeship program to work at Family Harvest Farm in Pittsburgh, CA, he wasn’t […]
Mississippi governor grants foster youth, ages 18-21, scholarships and the right to rent as adults Foster youth successfully advocate for […]
At age 18, Elijah Miller understood that he needed to graduate from high school to move forward with his life […]
We are proud to announce that, with the help of First Place for Youth, Mississippi is moving towards becoming the […]
At First Place, every young person we partner with has the potential to overcome complex barriers. Sometimes, however, a young […]
For 23-year-old Karla, a recent graduate of our My First Place™ program, her experience provided a life-changing opportunity to prepare […]
Insights, Best Practices & Priorities for Nonprofits Held Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 10:30am PST Missed the webinar or want […]
This webinar is over – but please explore the video and associated resources below! Leveraging evidence to improve outcomes through […]
“When I was struggling with housing last year, a friend told me about First Place for Youth. Things started to get better as soon as I had a place to live,” said Lani, a My First Place participant in Oakland.
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 […]