Research & Publications

West Coast Convening Framework

The West Coast Convening (WCC) is a biannual meeting of service providers, advocates, researchers, and government partners from California, Oregon, and Washington, who are interested in the issue of youth homelessness.

Responding to a dearth of practical guidance available for providers in the area of outcomes measurement, the WCC’s Outcomes Workgroup sought to create a framework that providers and stakeholders could use to facilitate results-driven care, data sharing, and cross-agency analysis.

Co-authored by Workgroup member and First Place Vice President of Evaluation and Learning, Erika Van Buren, this report is the result of those efforts.

Impact Stories

Thriving Against the Odds: Dulce’s Story

From foster care to academic accolades, Dulce’s journey is nothing short of inspirational! Dulce made her way to First Place […]

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Press Release

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

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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Blog

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

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

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