First Star

First Star improves the lives of foster youth by partnering with child welfare agencies, universities, and school districts to ensure foster youth have the academic, life skills, and adult supports needed to successfully transition to higher education and adulthood. We pursue our mission through innovative college-preparatory programs, providing technical assistance to stakeholders, and advocating for policy change. First Star was founded in 1999 as a national 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to improving life for child victims of abuse and neglect. Since 2011 First Star has pioneered support programs to launch foster children into productive lives and careers through higher education.


Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(4/4)|91.33 Score

Financial

(4/4)|97.5 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(3/4)|88 Score

EIN

31-1719436


Headquarter Address

2049 Century Park East
Suite 4320
Los Angeles, CA 90067