our new president + ceo 
kara allen soldati

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 >

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!

jobs at ufc

UFC is now hiring for a number of exciting positions in our Pathways Program including Compliance Coordinator, Property Management and Housing Coordinator and Pathways Assistant.

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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 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.

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Upcoming Events

College Within Reach

September 17, 2016 - University of Southern California

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8th Annual Cultivate LA

October 22, 2016 - Los Angeles

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Past Events

Senator Chris Dodd and Polly Williams Honored

Hosted by Dee Hankins, UFC College Sponsorship Graduate and Motivational Speaker, the...

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7th Annual Cultivate LA Raises funds, friends and awareness

Chef Ambassadors JOACHIM SPLICHAL of the The Patina Group, MATTHEW POLEY of Heirl...

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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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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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