United Friends of the Children
Volunteer: Ashley Brim
United Friends of the Children (UFC) empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care.
Ashley Brim began with UFC in 2015 in their Education Program as a workshop volunteer supporting middle and high school youth. She has been a consistent presence at UFC's workshops all over Los Angeles County, assisting UFC counselors and program managers to facilitate workshops and provide one-on-one support to youth as they prepare for college entrance tests and learn about the financial aid and college application process. In addition, she contributed to assembling care packages for college freshmen, Thanksgiving boxes (which she also helped deliver), and Christmas boxes for the youth and their caregivers. In 2022, Ashley also took the initiative to arrange a meeting between the Director of Development at UFC and the Director of Community Engagement at Molina Health Care, inspiring the creation of a valuable partnership with Molina Health Care. Ashley's support for youths' college attainment and college students makes the world a better place!