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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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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 By UFC

My name is Queana Mckillian. I attended Fresno State for my BA and Cal State LA to pursue my masters in social work. I have worked within the homeless population and housing for the majority of my social work career. I enjoy connecting with others and helping in any way I can. My professional philosophy …

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 By UFC

My name is Joi Pinney and I am eager to start my journey with UFC, as a College Counselor. I have always been passionate about being of service, especially when it comes to children and youth. My passion has led me to pursue an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Cal State Northridge in 2007. Since …

Thursday, April 28th, 2022 By UFC

My name is Yesenia Ibarra, and I am grateful to have this opportunity to work with foster youth with UFC as the AV College Counselor. I first attended Los Angeles Pierce Community College where I received my A.A. in STEM. I transferred to California Lutheran University (CLU) where I obtained my B.S. in Biology. I …

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 By UFC

I was born in Guatemala in 1960 and came to the United States in 1989. I received a work permit in 1990 and became a resident in 2007. I am the father of two children and the husband of a loving wife. My inspiration for life is my father, who has shown me the …

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 By UFC

I’m David Sandoval and I’m a father of one baby girl named Cataleya. I also have a baby boy pending (coming soon)! I recently became engaged to my future wife, Susy. It’s been an exciting year. I enjoy making and developing Sounds / Music (11+yrs of experience). I’ve found music to be very therapeutic, almost …

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 By UFC

“I have been working since I was 16 years old and so naturally, I have had many jobs. However, of all the jobs I have had, I enjoyed those where I interacted with others; I really love working with people; my experience while attending cosmetology school really made me realize what I wanted do in …

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 By UFC

I’m married with 4 kids and my family is the center of my life. I pride myself on being a present and loving husband and father. I have over 10 years of experience in facility maintenance, and I believe communication is key. My goal is to always be on the same page with my team …

Thursday, January 6th, 2022 By UFC

Here is a quick snippet about Diana: She completed her bachelor’s degree at Cal State University Northridge in Communicative Disorders. Soon after she graduated, she started a job in mental health and have been working with mental health youth and DCFS involved families for 4+ years. She is excited to work for UFC and continue …

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 By UFC

Dylan was born and raised in the South Bay and he graduated from CSUF (go Titans!). Before working for UFC he was working in homeless services as a client support specialist and then as an outreach worker. When he is not working he likes to read, play bass in his band and binge …

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 By UFC

Isaiah has a social services background; he has occupied the position(s) of a therapeutic behavioral specialist, mental health case-manager, housing coordinator, social worker and clinical intern/counselor. Isaiah has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University California-Irvine, along with a Master’s degree in Counseling from Concordia University-Irvine. His professional philosophy is that ‘life isn’t fast food, …