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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, July 6th, 2016 By UFC

After receiving six years of supportive services through UFC’s Education Programs, including academic preparation, workshops and college tours through College Readiness and financial and emotional support through College Sponsorship, Eric graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach with a B.A. degree in film and electronic arts. He also participated as our youth speaker at the 2015 Brass Ring Awards Dinner.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 By UFC

Joined by Long Beach City Councilman Patrick O’Donnell and other community members, Pathways residents and alumni cut the ribbon on the completed project and youth began moving into their new homes in January, 2013. The Place provides an additional 13 youth with housing and supportive services through our Pathways Program.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 By UFC

To help our youth establish internships and employment in an increasingly difficult environment, a summer internship program was established with Warner Bros. and partnerships were formed with the Whittier Transition Resource Center, SASSFA, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and the Youth Entrepreneurial Program. Since 2010, we’ve partnered with many other organizations including Lionsgate, HBO, and …

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 By UFC

Presented for the first time to Carol Oughton Biondi, the award honors the accomplishments of UFC’s Founder, Nancy Daly, by recognizing individuals who care deeply about the youth in our community and serve as advocates on their behalf.

Nancy M. Daly Founder’s Award Recipients include:
Wallis Annenberg
Carol Biondi
Jacqueline Caster

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 By UFC

A key theme of the strategic review of the organization, its programs and their outcomes was the recognition that UFC should expand as much as possible to meet the needs of foster youth in Los Angeles County, but not at the expense of the quality of services provided.

Thoughtful, planned growth in key program areas includes …

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 By UFC

The launch of Pathways Alumni Program demonstrates our lifelong commitment to the youth we serve.  Pathways alumni can draw on a number of resources and support services including advocacy counseling, career development and job placement services, educational and vocational counseling and rental assistance to ensure their long term success. Often the closest some of our youth …

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 By UFC

Pathways is a service-enriched program that offers a full spectrum of support for emancipated youth, ages 18-23. The program began serving youth at two sites in Whittier, and has since expanded to include three additional sites in Whittier and Inglewood. UFC staff provide educational mentoring and assistance, advocacy and counseling services, on-site mental health counseling, career development and …

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 By UFC

 

Now called College Within Reach, the event engages several hundred foster and probation youth in Los Angeles in a full day of college awareness and preparation activities. Students, as well as caregivers, social workers, lawyers and other service providers participate in workshops throughout the day and have the opportunity to meet with representatives from a …

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 By UFC

Since 1999, UFC has recognized individuals who have significantly impacted the lives of foster youth in our community with the Brass Ring Award.

Brass Ring Award Recipients include

Carol + Frank Biondi

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 By UFC

UFC provides career services to youth in our Housing and Education Programs that include: resume writing; interview preparation; job search support; job maintenance; career exploration; paid internships; individual career counseling and career development workshops.