our new president + ceo
kara allen soldati
We are thrilled to announce the selection of Kara Allen Soldati as the new President and CEO of UFC, beginning February 8, 2016. Kara has dedicated her academic and professional life to supporting and developing organizations and people that help meet the needs of children, families, and communities in historically under-resourced areas. View Kara's bio >
A MESSAGE FROM POLLY
"After nearly 15 years at the helm of UFC and a lifetime in Los Angeles, my family and I have decided to relocate to a small town near San Diego. It is an exciting time for us, but also bittersweet because of what I will leave behind – United Friends of the Children, the place I have called home for so many years."
Last night at Walt Disney Concert Hall 175 Los Angeles foster youth graduated from high school and are headed to college. 40 of these students have joined our College Sponsorship Program and will receive the support they need over the next five years to graduate from four-year universities.
Help us send these deserving kids to college in the fall!
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There are 18,000 foster youth living in Los Angeles
Your support will help provide housing, tutoring, career training, college funds and much more.
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September 17, 2016 - University of Southern California
17th annual college preparatory event
UFC has partnered again with the USC School of Social Work to help foster youth get on the path to college. Open to 6-12 grade students living in foster care or emancipated foster youth, as well as caregivers and social workers.