Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change 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.

Career Opportunities

Are you this amazing leader? Here’s what we have to offer you:   A committed Executive Director and Development Director who will partner with you to establish and grow the organization.  A team of talented employees who are passionate about working together to create an extraordinary organization.&...
Friends of the Children -Tacoma is looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining our program in Tacoma.  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 ...
Friends of the Children has recently launched a new chapter in SW Washington and we are looking for a passionate, committed professional to perform the role of Family and Community Engagement Specialist to provide comprehensive resource navigation and direct service support to families.  Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most ...