Established in 1993, Friends of the Children has a simple but remarkable goal: to provide the most vulnerable children a caring, supportive, and sustained relationship with an adult role model, called a Friend. Today Friends reaches thousands of children in communities across our nation. Our successful model is in 10 locations including Boston MA, Harlem and the South Bronx NY, Portland, Gresham and Klamath Falls, OR, San Francisco CA, Tampa Bay FL, and Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Thanks to our exceptional outcomes and relationships across the country, in 2016 and 2015 we have been named the Portland Business Journal’s #1 “Most Admired” Oregon nonprofit, and in 2014, we won the Social Impact Exchange National Business Plan competition in NYC, setting the stage for our scaling efforts.

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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" - LA

Los Angeles, CA

Fiends of the Children - LA is the newest chapter of a growing national mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who are the most vulnerable by providing professional paid mentors to thousands of youth across the country and we have recently expanded to Los Angeles. We employ trained, full-time professional mentors. We call them “Frien ...

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Professional Mentor - Chicago

Chicago, IL

Friends of the Children - Chicago is one of the newest chapters of a growing national mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who are the most vulnerable by providing professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country and we have recently expanded to Chicago. We employ trained, full-time pro ...

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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 matter what. We are currently see ...

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Professional Mentor - Chiloquin

Chiloquin, OR

Are you looking to make a lasting, measurable difference in the lives of children who need it most by developing intensive, long-term, trusting relationships? We employ trained, full-time, salaried mentors called “Friends” to provide a stable, caring and sustainable relationship in a child’s life. Friends of the Children - Klamath Basin is a well-established chapter of a 25-year old national professional mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational pover ...

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Male Part-Time Professional Mentor

Austin, TX

Friends of the Children - Austin is one of the newest chapters of a growing national mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who are the most vulnerable by providing professional paid mentors to thousands of youth across the country and we have recently expanded to Austin. We employ trained, full-time professional mentors, we call “Friends” to provide a stable, caring, and sustainable relationship in each ...

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