United Friends of Children

United Friends of the Children
Program Name: 
College Readiness Program and College Sponsorship Program
Grant Year: 
2016
Grant Type: 
General Community
Grant Amount: 
$80,000
Interest Area: 
Foster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Grant Purpose: 

The College Readiness Program and College Sponsorship Program provides foster youth with the long-term, one-on-one support needed from middle school through college to prepare them to graduate high school and succeed in college.

Description: 

Founded in 1979, United Friends of the Children (UFC) empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care. UFC’s work is based on basic principles of developing trusting relationships with youth, high expectations for youth achievement, removing barriers to progress, and consistent long-term commitment and support.  UFC offers housing and education programs serving more than 1,400 current and former L.A. County foster youth annually.