Tickets are now on sale for First Place's 15th anniversary event, First Place Rocks the Fox! This event will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, at the historic Fox Theatre in Oakland. We hope you'll join us in celebration of 15 years of service and support to foster youth! Click here to find out more about the event and to buy tickets.
Watch our Director of Southern California Region, Alex Atkinson, make the case for First Place! In October, Alex competed in the LA Social Venture Partners' "Fast Pitch" event and took home an "audience favorite" award and a grant of $5,000! The LASVP Fast Pitch is a competitive program in which 10 nonprofit finalists have 3 minutes to give a compelling pitch of their work, competing for grant awards in front of a judging panel and live audience. Click here to check out the video of Alex's pitch.
Join us for First Place for Youth's Los Angeles Open House on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 4 - 7 pm. Come learn about the positive impact that our "Transition-in-Place" program has on former foster youth! Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Please RSVP by Friday, February 15 to Lola Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our LA office is located at 3530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 600 (at Normandie). We hope to see you there!
First Place receives a "buy" rating from the Nonprofit Investor for its delivery of high quality programs and positive results with the current and former foster youth we serve. Nonprofit Investor conducts independent charity evaluations written by business leaders with due diligence expertise. Their analysis highlights best practices nationwide. To read the full report, go to http://www.slideshare.net/kentchao/npi-evaluation-of-first-place-for-youth-16258206.
This month, Fentons Creamery if featuring a Sundae of the Month that supports First Place! Purchase the "Lucky You" Sundae, and 25% will benefit our programs and the youth we serve. "Lucky You" is a delicious combination of bing cherry ice cream, dutch chocolate chip ice cream, wild cherry topping, hot fudge and whipped cream finished with a housemade waffe cone fortune cookie. Try it today and support First Place!
Check out Sam Cobbs' recent blog article, "From Counting to Measuring to Growth," featured in PerformWell's January newsletter. PerformWell is a collaborative effort initiated by the Urban Institute, Child Trends and Social Solutions to provide measurement tools and practical knowledge that human services professionals can use to manage their programs' day-to-day performance.
First Place for Youth's 2012 Annual Report is now online! Click here to view.
First Place for Youth and CEO Sam Cobbs are featured on the Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog! "Counting Aloud Together", which was coauthored by Sam Cobbs and Jamie Austin, Rebecca Cherin and Stefanie Demong of Tipping Point Community, discusses how grantmakers and nonprofits can work together to build a data-driven culture. Click here to read the article.