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
SMALL CLASSES, BENCHMARKED PROGRESS, NURTURING, AND PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION ACCELERATE STUDENT LEARNING.
FAMILY SUPPORTS BUILD STABILITY
IN FIVE AREAS:
- EDUCATION AND TRAINING,
- HEALTH CARE,
- JOB READINESS,
- LIFE SKILLS.
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.