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UFC & La La Land Foundation Collab

This year, our 3rd annual Foster the Conversation event kicked off Foster Care Awareness Month in partnership with the La La Land Foundation and the La La Land Kind Cafe in Santa Monica. The night was buzzing with love and support from ...
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Thursday, March 7th, 2024 By UFC

“Hello, I am Adrian Giron.  Thank you all for this opportunity to join the UFC family.  I graduated from UEI with my heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) certification.  I have worked in customer service for 4 years working security and as a cashier.  I have also worked in the construction field for …

Tuesday, December 19th, 2023 By UFC

“Hello everyone, my name is Iberia Calix, and I am excited to work alongside you as the Director of Housing. A little about me – I graduated from Cal State Northridge with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. I have worked at various housing organizations, such as Covenant House and First Place for Youth. I am …

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 By UFC

“Hello. My name is Lener Jimenez, and I am thrilled to be joining UFC as the Wellness Manager (Clinical Therapist). I am a graduate of Biola University with a Psychology degree and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work at USC. I am currently a PhD student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology pursuing …

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 By UFC

Hi! My name is Angel Perez and I am extremely excited to join the UFC team as a College Counselor. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UC Santa Barbara, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from UC San Diego with a specialization in Inequality and Social Policy. My work as an educator …

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 By UFC

My name is Skye Sinyard and I am thrilled to join UFC as the Community Impact Coordinator! I graduated from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts where I obtained my degree in public relations and advertising. After graduation, I spent time in both New York City and Los Angeles working at companies …

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 By UFC

“My name is Romana Villanueva. A little bit about myself; I am a first-generation college graduate. I received my AA from Chaffey College and went on to receive my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University San Bernardino. I then decided to pursue my Master’s Degree in Education: School Counseling. I was a College …

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023 By UFC

Karen Fraggi obtained her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University in 2018. Since then, she has gained clinical experience working with court mandated youth and youth with disabilities. Karen utilized play therapy and CBT with a humanistic, strengths-based approach, as well as integrating trauma-informed care when appropriate. Additionally, Karen has …

Monday, August 7th, 2023 By UFC

United Friends of the Children has hired, Derric J. Johnson, as its newly appointed Chief Programs and Policy Officer, to lead UFC’s policy advocacy and strategic partnerships, as well as provide thought leadership to the sectors impacting current and former foster youth. As UFC enters a new strategic planning period, Derric will be a key …

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 By UFC

Hello all, my name is Jacqueline Thomas, AKA. Jacquie.

I’m so excited about joining the team here at UFC and looking forward to a wonderful collaborative opportunity. I was born in the Republic of Panama and immigrated with my brother to the U.S.A when I was 11 years old. The first English word I learned …

Monday, May 15th, 2023 By UFC

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My name is Torey Costello. I have a Masters degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University and I have a Masters degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. I moved to Los Angeles in 2016. I love this city and I love helping …