First Place for Youth

The mission of First Place is to help foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.

First Place for Youth pioneered four innovative programs designed to defy negative statistics among former foster youth by providing an innovative mix of:

permanent housing with a graduated subsidy
employment training and job development
education assessment and support
transformative emotional support and community building

Over the last decade, First Place has had a profound impact on our youth participants. When compared to other transition age foster youth, First Place youth are:

five times less likely to experience homelessness
three times less likely to give birth before the age of 21
three times less likely to be arrested
six times more likely to be enrolled in college
twice as likely to graduate from high school
twice as likely to be employed

426 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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Director of Foundation and Corporate Investments
Phone Number: 
(510) 272-0979
Community Served: 
General Community Organization