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Congrats UFC College Grads!

We want to shout out our incredible college graduates! Each of these young people have worked incredibly hard to graduate from college and we couldn’t be more proud of our kids.

Your achievements inspire us every day and we are so proud of ...

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 By UFC

Recently, some of our staff got together with Molina Healthcare to package 30 college kits for first-year college students! The kits included school supplies, backpacks, toiletries, snacks, and much more.

Thank you, Molina Healthcare, for your generous donations, time, and care for our youth. With your help, we can provide our scholars with a great …

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 By UFC

On August 20th, education staff hosted an in-person workshop for UFC high school seniors at the Plaza De Artes y Cultura. Youth joined to preview and prepare for their upcoming 12th-grade year. Scholars spent time setting goals for the first half of their senior year along with identifying peers or adults in their support network …

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 By UFC

We want to shout out our incredible college graduates! Each of these young people have worked incredibly hard to graduate from college and we couldn’t be more proud of our kids.

Your achievements inspire us every day and we are so proud of each of you! Keep up the amazing work and we look forward to …

Thursday, July 7th, 2022 By UFC

We are extremely excited to announce that our Spring College with Care Campaign goal was surpassed! This was made possible thanks to the incredible generosity of our amazing donors and partners! If you gave in support of College with Care, THANK YOU! Because you gave, more current and former foster youth will be supported during …

Thursday, July 7th, 2022 By UFC

In honor of Juneteenth, our Pathways residents engaged in a group dialogue about the significance of the day. “Keep on learning” was the theme throughout the conversation. Youth discussed how current efforts to suppress history jeopardizes the ability to achieve a more equitable future for all. The UFC counselor who led this conversation reflected on the …

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 By UFC

On Saturday, May 21st, we celebrated our middle and high school graduates throughout LA County. Each youth was showered with love and excitement for their hard work. Graduating is a huge accomplishment for foster youth that should always be acknowledged and celebrated. Each student received a UFC branded graduation sash, candy leis, a gift card …

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 By UFC

Our amazing NextGen Board made time to put together 50 candy leis for our 2022 middle and high school graduates! This was a sweet donation from NextGen Co-Chair Lauren Fujiu-Berger, who provided the candy and materials. This allowed us to use all the generous donations from Molina Healthcare to give each graduate a gift card …

Monday, May 2nd, 2022 By UFC

On April 21st, United Friends hosted their annual College and Career Day for scholars in the Education Program. The virtual event allowed young people to explore career interests and discover new potential passions. Volunteers, including partner organizations, NextGen board members, and UFC Alumni, joined the event as panelists to share their college journeys and stories about …

Friday, March 25th, 2022 By UFC

Recently our housing program held a “Banking 101” life skills workshop led by the Center for Financial Empowerment, a non-profit with a mission to improve young lives through financial education. Our housing youth learned about the differences between credit unions and traditional banks, how to open a bank account, and the importance of starting to …

Friday, February 25th, 2022 By UFC

In celebration of Black History Month, the Pathways team hosted a Trivia Night and watch party of Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History Month. Pastries from a local black-owned coffee shop were provided to all attendees and a prize was given to the first-place winner of the Trivia game.

Also, during a recent life skills workshop …