First Place In The News
10/31/2013 First Place for Youth participant featured in article about the college experience for foster youth
New York Times has an article about college life and programs that support foster youth like the Guardian Scholars Program. The article includes the story of Manny Roque, a participant of the My First Place Program in Los Angeles. Click here to read the article.
10/12/13 First Place for Youth participant featured in two editorials about youth homelessness
San Jose Mercury News Reporter, Mark Emmons, writes two articles about the rise of youth homelessness. First Place for Youth participant, Jarad Andrews, talks about his experience of homelessness before coming to First Place for Youth.
Click here to read "Former homeless youth share their stories," and click here to read "Fears of another 'lost generation': Youth homeless numbers rising."
9/13/13 - First Place Rocks the Fox featured in the Oakland Magazine
First Place Rocks the Fox received a full page feature in the Oakland Magazine September-October issue. The page (page 30) includes snapshots from First Place for Youth's 15th anniversary celebration event that took place on May 23, 2013 at the Fox Theater in downtown Oakland. The event included performances by Vocal Rush, Maya Azucena, Zion I, and DJ Fuze.
The Bold Faced Blog posts "Donate the Gift of Education" which features the employment and education services of First Place for Youth.