Research & Publications

Within Reach: 2015 Annual Report

When we think back on our own lives, it’s easy to understand why the brink of adulthood is such an important time. Turning 18 means we’re at a crossroads — trying to figure out who we are and exploring where we belong in the world.

In 2015, First Place supported 464 young people with moving into safe, stable homes and served a total of 1,632 youth in five California counties. Data from the last fiscal year shows that:

  • 83% of First Place youth have a stable home.
  • 80% of First Place youth earned their high school diploma or GED, or were actively enrolled in school.
  • 91% of eligible First Place youth attended college.
  • 86% of First Place youth obtained employment.

In the Media

Enhancing Support for Older Foster Youth: A Collaborative Ecosystem Analysis

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Fostering Success Through Community Collaboration

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How First Place is Leveraging Data for Lasting Impact 

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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