A Tightly Woven Fabric for Success
In Los Angeles, First Place has the privilege to work with and alongside a broad network of organizations whose work intersects with our mission to support foster youth in building skills for self-sufficency and finding their way to long-term success. To Alliance for Children’s Rights, Echoes of Hope, iFoster, Haute Healing, Precious Dreams, A Sense of Home, the entire network of Guardian Scholars programs, and so many more, we thank you for all you have done and will do and what we know we can continue to accomplish together.
Thank you also to our employment and education partners past and present—including A+ Tutoring, East Los Angeles College Department of Allied Health, Five Keys Schools and Programs, The Giving Keys, RIOS, United Airlines, YearUp—who have supported our young people in Los Angeles in exploring new pathways and opening new doors to the future.
To our all who have served on our regional board—Bill Gould, Paul Harder, Evan Huckabay, Georgia Lorenz, Ellen Nagler, Kamili Samms, Adams Sessions, and Summer Watson—we are endlessly grateful that you chose to commit yourself to our mission, share your wisdom, and help us grow in service.
Our gratitude goes out as well to all our donors who have supported our work over the last ten years. With every dollar, you have helped us move our young people closer to the futures they want for themselves.
Finally, and most importantly, to the hundreds of young people who have found their place with us in Los Angeles: your drive, resilience, and hope for the future has inspired us from day one and you continue to make us proud every day. Thank you for trusting us and allowing us be a part of your story.