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former youth

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Review for First Place for Youth, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

The programs design to help foster youth with housing and other services is great. Im a former First place youth and the actual design is not what happens. I was placed in an apartment and was told my youth avocate would meet with me once a week but I was without a avocate for 3 months. First place regional manager told me it was due to miscommunication. I dont think it should of happened and they are a business and not communicating internal is bad. Overall I had housing at a reduced rent for a year and that was excellent and Im working on my second year of college. With first places help I was able to go to school fulltime and work part time and now Im in my own apartment without first place help. Im happy I had the year with the reduced rent.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a youth

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make sure all youth are getting their services.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Is learning their business aspects to know what I dont want to do in my business.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Some loved their jobs and did over and beyond to help me and when I asked others for help they would reply thats not in m y job desciption

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Hire staff who enjoys working with people.

Ways to make it better...

If they would communicate with their staff and talk about what actually going on with the youth.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

their lack of communication

One thing I'd also say is that...

First place has alot of growing to do

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Role:  Client Served & I was a previous youth.