United Friends of Children
- Field of Interest:
- Foster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
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.
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.