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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 …

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 By UFC

Monica entered UFC’s education program back in June 2014. Her counselor describes her as determined and adaptable.

Monica experienced placement and mental health challenges, impacting her academic performance. After applying for colleges her senior year, she was disappointed that she was not accepted into any of the universities she applied for. But, she was determined to …

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 By UFC

Hannah is described by her counselor as caring and ambitious. She is currently a junior at Cal State University of Los Angeles and will graduate in the Spring of 2023. Recently, we’ve seen Hannah’s caring heart and passion for her peers in action. As part of a group assignment, Hannah spearheaded a project to donate …

Monday, May 2nd, 2022 By UFC

Meet Daniel, one of our education scholars. A couple of years ago, when Daniel was in the 8th grade, we helped set him up to receive continuous tutoring services. Over the past two years, these services have made a tremendous impact on his academic success!

When Daniel started tutoring, he was not performing at grade level …

Friday, March 25th, 2022 By UFC

Our March Hero of the Month is Carolyn Liu Lumpkin, Chief Impact and Operating Officer at The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking! Prior to joining CAST, she served as the Vice President of Programs at United Friends of the Children, where she provided strategic, operational, and clinical leadership for UFC’s signature programs. She brought …

Friday, March 25th, 2022 By UFC

We want to take a moment to congratulate one of our scholars, Cathy, a stellar student who has worked very hard to get where she is today! Cathy was experiencing challenges that kept her from reaching her full potential, so with the help and encouragement of her UFC counselor, she transferred to a new high …

Friday, March 25th, 2022 By UFC

Earlier this month, the Junior League’s Civic Leadership Forum celebrated the successes and achievements of current and former female foster youth in Los Angeles. The event encouraged meaningful conversations between foster youth attendees and community leaders during roundtable discussions as well as featured foster youth performances of powerful spoken word poetry. At the event, three …

Friday, February 25th, 2022 By UFC

We are so proud of Yadira, one of our housing residents, who graduated in December 2021 from Cal State University of Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health! 

But attending college and graduating was not an easy journey for Yadira. After losing her foster dad in 2018, she says her physical and mental health …

Friday, February 25th, 2022 By UFC

In honor of Black History Month, a time to highlight the beauty and richness of black culture, we want to spotlight one of our very own, Floyd Strickland. Floyd not only serves as UFC’s housing Property and Facilities Manager but is also a very skilled and amazing artist. In his work, he draws inspiration from …

Friday, February 25th, 2022 By UFC

“The depths of their pain, the depths of their experience and being without, trying to struggle to have a decent life on their own, nobody should have to live that way. We want to be a part of the solution.” – Bishop Ed Smith.

Our February Hero of the Month is Bishop Ed Smith! In addition …