First Place Fund for Youth

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The Problem

Amy Lemley co-found and served as the Executive Director of The First Place Fund for Youth in Oakland, CA. Amy’s organization ensures long-term self-sufficiency for former foster youth by providing peer-based housing loans, educational counseling and life-skills training.  Within one year, 95% of youth participants were employed and 77% completed their GED or received a high school diploma. Amy won a BRICK Award in 2000.

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