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Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 By UFC

Our November Hero of the Month is Jordan Fisher, an actor, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, and musician, and also our celebrity ambassador! Jordan has had many accomplishments, including winning ABC’s 25th season of “Dancing With the Stars,” performing in the Tony award-winning musical, Hamilton, singing a duet with Lin-Manuel Miranda for Disney’s “Moana” soundtrack, and is …

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 By UFC

Sherrie is a compassionate young woman who was afraid her shot at going to college was lost during her senior year of high school because her grades were not competitive. However, she graduated high school and went on to excel at LA Southwest College. While there, she became involved in campus advocacy programs, developed her …

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 By UFC

In light of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are happy to announce our September Hero of the Month, Patty Delgado. Patty is the Founder, CEO, and Designer of “Hija de tu Madre,” and she strives to empower women and future entrepreneurs through her story and company. This year, Patty has made two very generous donations to …

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 By UFC

We are so excited to announce and celebrate our 2021 high school graduates! Foster youth face unique challenges in their educational journeys and as a result, many struggle to graduate high school. This has never been more true than during the 2020-2021 school year that fell in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why …

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 By UFC

We are so thrilled to highlight Anjani C., a dedicated and passionate scholar who has achieved so much over the last year amidst several challenges. Last year, Anjani was infected with COVID-19 and during a check-in with his counselor, he expressed feeling depressed because his entire family had COVID-19. Right away, his counselor made a …

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 By UFC

Our August Hero of the Month is Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum, who helped launch our Pathways Program and became the first Director of Pathways before joining St. Joseph Center as President and CEO. Under her leadership, St. Joseph Center has tripled its staff, expanded its services, and broadened its geographic reach to secure a …

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 By UFC

We are so proud of UFC alumna Florencia Valenzuela for her recent appointment as the First District’s commissioner for LA County’s Youth Commission! The Commission offers youth with a history in the child welfare system an opportunity to address fundamental challenges based on their lived experiences. Flo isn’t the first UFC alumna to make her …

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 By UFC

We’re happy to announce our July Hero of the Month as Angelica Nwandu! Angelica participated in our UFC College Sponsorship program, which provided financial support to foster youth attending college and helped set her on a path to success. Angelica has gone on to accomplish great things and became the founder of The Shade Room …

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 By UFC

We’re so proud of our UFC Scholars student Stacey, who recently graduated from Los Angeles City College with an Associate Degree in Social Behavior and hopes to become a police officer.

Stacey overcame many challenges in her journey to success. She did not have her driver’s license, which acted as a barrier in her application processes. She …

Monday, June 28th, 2021 By UFC

Our June Hero of the Month is UFC alumnus Torhon Barnes! Torhon spent 15 years as a social work professional and is currently the Chief of Staff at Orange County Health Care Agency. Torhon is also an advocate of the LGBTQIA+ community and through his position at L.A. Care Health Plan, he was able to …