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Kids don’t stay in foster care forever. What happens after that?

Mississippi Youth Voice is another new program established to help youth in care graduate college. It is part of First Place for Youth, established in Mississippi in 2017 in partnership with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.

(Clarion Ledger)

May 20th, 2019|Tags: , |

First Place Names Former Obama Advisor as New CEO

First Place for Youth has named former Department of Health and Human Services staffer Heidi McIntosh as its CEO.

McIntosh comes to FPFY from the National Association of Social Workers, where she had been serving as deputy director. Before that, she was a senior policy advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration, where she worked on the National Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSRs).

(Chronicle of Social Change)

September 28th, 2018|Tags: |

In California, a data-driven ‘life boat’ for those transitioning out of foster care

Success is not measured in hugs.

This a core tenet of First Place for Youth, a nonprofit organization that runs a housing, education and job development program in California from its home office in downtown Oakland.

(Arizona Daily Star/

March 16th, 2018|Tags: , |
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