United Friends Scholars Travel to DC to Advocate for Equity

Last month United Friends of the Children headed to Washington, D.C. for NCAN Hill Day, an annual event coordinated by National College Access Network that brings students from across the country to D.C. in an effort to advocate for policy change ...

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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

Mia has worked as an actor, writer and producer, appearing in numerous TV shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm and in films including Spare Parts for Lionsgate. She co-created a TV pilot for CBS based on Red Doors, an award-winning independent film that she starred in and produced, and is currently developing an animated series for …

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 By UFC

Prior to co-founding The Latigo Group, Mr. Maron was a partner at Acre Investment Corporation, a Bay Area real estate investment firm focused primarily on commercial real estate. While at Acre, Mr. Maron was responsible for raising capital for Acre’s projects, including several properties anchored by 24 Hour Fitness that was subsequently sold for attractive …

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. …

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 By UFC

Linda is a longtime activist for children’s rights, environmental activist, and defender of equal rights. She was a Special Ed teacher from 1987-1998: Lab School in Washington DC, teaching assistant at Children’s Museum in DC, MacLaren Children’s Center, Help Group, Westmark, Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Linda raised her children from 1998-2003 and then stepped into the …

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

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Co-Chair, California Committee South of Human Rights Watch