Project Description

Leveraging Communications to Aid Los Angeles Area Foster Youth

People Served Directly
People Served Indirectly
Name: Julissa Sanchez
College Affiliation: Stevenson College
Major: GISES
Graduation Date: Spring 2016

Project Date: Summer 2014

Partner Org: United Friends of the Children
Partner Website:

Technologies Used: Social Media
Project Themes: Capacity Building, Tech Literacy
People Served Directly: UFC development department
Community Served Indirectly: The LA foster youth served by UFC

Project Description – View Julissa’s Project Practicum

To address the lack of adequate educational and health resources for Los Angeles foster youth, I worked to build the communications and development capacity for United Friends of the Children that serves approximately 1,700 foster youths. As a result, UFC was able to focus their communications strategy to include long term engagement and awareness that would financially support their programs and serve a greater number of foster youth through their education and housing programs.