First Place operates two educational programs and a Housing Program:

  • First Place School for students in primary education
  • Doreen Cato Early Learning Center for students three to five years old

Our educational programs are tuition-free or deeply discounted for qualifying families.

The First Place Housing Program provides on-site housing at Imani Village and provides housing vouchers and counseling to families.

How We Do It

STUDENT CENTERED

SMALL CLASSES, BENCHMARKED PROGRESS, NURTURING, AND PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION ACCELERATE STUDENT LEARNING.

STABILITY FOCUSED

FAMILY SUPPORTS BUILD STABILITY

IN FIVE AREAS:

  1. EDUCATION AND TRAINING,
  2. HEALTH CARE,
  3. HOUSING,
  4. JOB READINESS,
  5. LIFE SKILLS.

HOLISTIC

CHILDREN AT FIRST PLACE RECEIVE THREE MEALS DAILY, TRANSPORTATION, ON-SITE NURSING, ON-SITE COUNSELING, AND OTHER  ESSENTIALS THAT MAKE LEARNING POSSIBLE – EVEN DURING TIMES OF TRAUMA AND TRANSITION.