a message from our ceo 
Polly williams

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"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."

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foster kids overcome obstacles, graduate high school - abc news

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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Hear Their Stories - view our youth's interviews with actress Susan Flannery from the Bold and The Beautiful

jobs at ufc

UFC is now hiring for a number of exciting positions including College Readiness Counselor and Pathways Advocacy Counselor.

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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.

Next Event

College Within Reach

September 26, 2015 - University of Southern Calif.

16th 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.

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Upcoming Events

College Within Reach

September 26, 2015 - University of Southern Calif.

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Cultivate L.A.

October 3, 2015 - Los Angeles

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Past Events

Roy Price and Ande Rosenblum Honored

Hosted by Malcom McDowell, the 12th Annual event raised over $1.4 million to help sup...

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Local Chefs Helping Local Foster Youth

Once again, Cultivate LA was a tremendous success raising $400,000 for UFC's programs...

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11th Annual Brass Ring Awards Dinner

Just under $1.7 million was raised at the spectacular event to help the foster youth ...

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600 foster youth attend College Within Reach

Over 600 LA foster youth came together at USC to learn how to start and stay on the p...

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Brass Ring shines the light on two special honorees

Over 700 guests helped UFC raise over $2 million at our 10th annual Brass Ring Awards...

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