Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the most obstacles the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,”

Every child, no matter who they are or where they live, has dreams of doing big things. They have unique talents, and they face obstacles—sometimes a lot more obstacles. Any child in any situation can succeed, even those facing the most obstacles. Our youth go on to become leaders in their communities and successful in their careers. This has ripple effects to their siblings, peers and neighbors, but also to their children, breaking the cycle of generational poverty.

Friends of the Children is growing rapidly as communities across the country are experiencing the power of how “One” changes a child’s story: One Friend. One Child. 12 ½ years. No matter what. #ThePowerOfOne

Are you the next one to join our growing network? We have openings for the following positions.

Open Positions

Caregiver Engagement Specialist

Antelope Valley, CA

Friends of the Children—Los Angeles (Friends L.A.) recently expanded to Antelope Valley and we are looking for a passionate, committed licensed clinician to perform the role of Caregiver Engagement Specialist to provide comprehensive resource navigation and direct service support to families.  Our model is proven impact generational change by empowering youth who face the greatest obstacles through relationships with paid professional mentors.  The Caregiver Engagement Specialist wil ...

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Program Director - Friends of the Children

Antelope Valley, CA

Friends of the Children has recently expanded to Antelope Valley and we are looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining programming in Antelope Valley.  Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by providing paid professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country.  The Program Director will be relentlessly driven to establish and expand our i ...

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Director of Development

Los Angeles, CA

Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate Director of Development (DD) to use their expertise, vision, and community knowledge to join the Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends – L.A.) team. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the highest risks by providing professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country. The DD will lead ...

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Professional Mentor "Friend"

Harlem, NY

Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest risks the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12 ½ years – no m ...

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Program Manager

Harlem, NY

Friends of the Children New York is a chapter of a national organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through salaried, professional mentoring. We select the highest-risk children in Harlem and the South Bronx and commit to working with those children from kindergarten to graduation. For more information about FriendsNY, please visit our website: www.friendsnewyork.org. We are seeking a h ...

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Professional Mentor "Friend"

Bend, OR

Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest risks the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12 ½ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an ex ...

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Bilingual Professional Mentor "Friend"

Bend, OR

Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest risks the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12 ½ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an ex ...

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Executive Director

Tacoma, WA

Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and community knowledge to launch and lead Friends of the Children in the Tacoma community. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the highest risks by providing professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country.  As Executive Dir ...

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