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New COVID-19 Support Counselor

With generous support from the LA County Office of Education, UFC has hired a new COVID-19 Support College Counselor to provide intensive support to youth struggling with learning loss, academic performance, and social and emotional wellness. As reported last spring, foster youth ...

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 By UFC

We are thrilled to announce that on November 16th at 6:30 pm, we will host our 2021 Fall Virtual Gala! Save the date and make plans to join us. It will be a safe and fun night to learn more about the impact of our work, watch live entertainment and participate in our silent auction! …

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 By UFC

Recently UFC alumni Carolina Wolf and our education staff teamed up to facilitate a workshop to equip our education foster students for the transition back to full-time, in-person learning. The time allowed for deep reflection on the past 17 months of remote and hybrid learning. Staff provided advice and tools to improve time management …

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

Having originated online in the early 2000s, Latinx is a term that has been used in social media by activists, students, and academics as an inclusive alternative to the gender binary inherent within the Spanish language. While used less often, we must recognize that it is up to the individual to determine which term resonates …

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

For the second time, Hija de tu Madre has made a big donation of clothes, jewelry, and more for our young people! We appreciate the extraordinary generosity (and stylish flare) of this creative shop built to celebrate being Latina and Latinx. Muchisimas gracias!

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

Starting August 1st, we invite you to join our 2Give10 campaign and help us show that large groups of people performing relatively small tasks can make a huge difference in the world. Our goal for 2Give10 is to raise $1,000,000 during the month of August to help foster youth. Foster youth face enormous obstacles, and …