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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 8th, 2021 By UFC

He serves as a member of the senior administrative team at Crossroads and is founding director of the Equity & Justice Institute.

Under his leadership, the Institute oversees social justice advocacy and equity education on campus, in collaboration with School and community stakeholders, to make an impact on local, national and global issues.

Prior to this position, …

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 By UFC

Laura Jane Kessner is a dedicated community volunteer who has extensive experience serving on nonprofit boards and is well-trained on issues of board governance.  Laura Jane graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  She received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where …

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 By UFC

Aida Berry’s professional career expands over two decades. She joined Metro Los Angeles in late 2018 and is currently the Senior Manager of Civil Rights Programs (Title VI) in the Office of Civil Rights. She previously served as the Regulatory Compliance and Civil Rights Officer for Long Beach Transit and Interim Regional Civil Rights Officer …

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 By UFC

Scott is a 27 – year veteran in the Insurance Risk Management Consulting industry. His career started 34 years ago at General Dynamics as a Cost Account Manager for the MD-11 fuselage program. From there, Scott moved into the construction industry holding the Controller and VP of Finance positions at a large general engineering firm …

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 By UFC

Carolyn Blackwood is President and Chief Content Officer of New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. In addition to playing a lead role in the strategic direction for the division, Blackwood oversees the company’s operations, with hands-on involvement in all production, business and legal matters. Blackwood also serves as the liaison with the …

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 By UFC

A working mom and lifelong Angeleno, Wendy attended LA public schools and graduated from UCLA. Wendy started her career in public service working for her mentor, former Mayor Tom Bradley, where for ten years she worked on a wide range of public policy issues including child care, senior care homelessness, housing, public health and education. …

Monday, May 7th, 2018 By UFC

Born and raised in Compton, California, Demonte “Tray” Thompson is one of 12 siblings. As a foster youth, Tray found his education to be a safe haven from the trouble in his family and community. Tray earned his B.S. in Finance from Cal State Northridge, where he served as the founding president for the Black …

Monday, May 7th, 2018 By UFC

Dinesh Moorjani is a technology executive, CEO and investor. He is a Managing Director and head of the Los Angeles office for Comcast Ventures. Dinesh was the founder & CEO of Hatch Labs, where he co-founded numerous mobile enterprise software and consumer companies from the ground up. Dinesh co-founded Tinder in 2012. He has held …

Monday, May 7th, 2018 By UFC

Jarred Kennedy is the Chief Operating Officer at Wave. Previously, he was the co-head of Global esports at Riot Games. Jarred started his career at McKinsey & Company where he created strategies for consumer, technology, and media companies in the US and Europe. Since then, he has held several entrepreneurial positions across a range of …

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 By UFC

Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
Co-Chair, California Committee South of Human Rights Watch