#WhenIWas18: Kurt Warner

August 8th, 2017

On August 5, Kurt Warner was inducted into the National Football League Hall of Fame. Last year, as First Place celebrated our 18th birthday, Kurt spoke with us about his own journey navigating the uncertainties of adulthood. Read More »

Krisha’s Story

August 4th, 2017

When Krisha visited Washington, D.C. for the first time, she made time to see the sights, but she wasn’t just there as a tourist. She had a story to tell about the importance of jobs programs. Read More »

Funder Recognition

May 4th, 2017

First Place is proud to be a grantee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Read More »

A Message from Sam: Sharing Important News with You

March 16th, 2017

It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to let you know our Co-Founder and Vice President of Policy, Deanne Pearn, will be moving on from First Place for Youth at the end of this month Read More »

Jordan’s Story

March 6th, 2017

When Jordan decided it was time to take control of his life, he turned to First Place. Read More »

Giving Voice to the Foster Care Experience

January 27th, 2017

First Place participant Noel Anaya recently put “aging out” in the national spotlight when he was featured on NPR’s flagship news program All Things Considered. In a piece he produced with the assistance of Oakland’s Youth Radio, Noel reflected
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2017 Point-In-Time Counts

January 6th, 2017

Ending homelessness requires understanding of homelessness. Each January, volunteers in communities across the U.S. conduct a “homeless census” called a Point-In-Time Count that takes a count of people using shelter services as well as those who are sleeping unsheltered. The
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2016 Annual Report: See the Change

December 19th, 2016

Click here to read about the impact you helped make for foster kids this year! Read More »

Spread Holiday Cheer

November 22nd, 2016

Our Bay Area Youth Holiday Party will bring First Place staff and youth together to celebrate as a community. With your help, we can make the season bright for foster youth! Read More »

Don’t Miss Your Shot

August 29th, 2016

The Maximum Impact Golf Tournament is rapidly approaching! Learn how you can register as a golfer or sponsor, and browse our raffle and silent auction catalog. Read More »