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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Thursday, February 29th, 2024 By UFC

Help our kids exit foster care, graduate high school and start college with care.


Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 By UFC

Join us for our Fifth Annual United Friends Next Gen Trivia Event!


Sunday, May 5, 2024
1pm PST

Golden Bull Restaurant
170 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 By UFC

Welcome to College with Care – where your compassion transforms the lives of foster youth navigating the challenging journey from high school to college. For these extraordinary individuals, the transition isn’t just about books and exams; it’s a profound shift into adulthood, loaded with complexities that most of us take for granted. When …

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 By UFC

2023 Gala: An Autumn Affair
Wednesday, November 8


The Skirball Cultural Center – Ahmanson Hall
6pm Reception
7pm Dinner, Awards Presentation & Entertainment

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 By UFC

Join us for our Fourth Annual United Friends NextGen Trivia Event!
Sunday, June 4, 2023
1pm PST 

Ashland Hill
2807 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Monday, April 24th, 2023 By UFC

Foster the Conversation
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
4pm PT

It’s National Foster Care Awareness Month!

We are excited to invite you to our panel event on Tuesday, May 23rd, at 4 pm. Our panelists hold a wealth of experience and insight and include one of our Program Managers, former foster youth, and alumni.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2023 By UFC

A Night of Achievements: Honoring the UFC Graduating Class


Did you know that less than half of Los Angeles County foster youth graduate from high school, and only a tiny fraction earn a college degree? At United Friends of the Children, we’re proud to have beaten these statistics: 90% of our seniors graduate high …

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 By UFC

College with Care is an initiative that supports foster youth transitioning into higher education to ensure academic success. College can be a stressful time for many, but especially for foster youth who experience instability, financial burdens, and a lack of support and guidance from parents. This year, we aim to address the regrettable results of …

Friday, August 5th, 2022 By UFC

2022 Gala: An Autumn Affair
Tuesday, November 1, 2022


The Skirball Cultural Center – Ahmanson Hall
6pm Reception
7pm Dinner, Awards Presentation & Entertainment

Thursday, April 21st, 2022 By UFC

Foster the Conversation: Continuing Care into College
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
4pm PT

It’s National Foster Care Awareness month!

Join us on Tuesday, May 24th at 4 pm for an informative conversation as panelists from Twinspire, California Youth Connection, and United Friends discuss the challenges foster youth face as they approach emancipation at …