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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Development and Communications Director - Friends of the Children LA

Los Angeles, CA

Friends of the Children has recently expanded to Los Angeles and we are looking for a passionate, committed Development and Communications Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining our development efforts in Los Angeles.  Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the highest risks by providing paid professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country.   The ideal candidate will have a smart head for bus ...

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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 profess ...

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Professional Mentor / "Adolescent Friend Advisor"

Harlem, NY

Friends of the Children - New York is currently seeking a female professional mentor (we call them Friends) for our Harlem adolescent program to serve as a positive adult role model to ten to thirteen adolescent girls and develop loving, caring, and sustained relationships with each adolescent. A Friend works intensively with ten to thirteen vulnerable youth. As a ...

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Friends of the Children NY Executive Assistant

New York, NY

Friends of the Children New York is a chapter of a nationwide organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through salaried, professional mentoring. We select the highest-risk children from Harlem and the South Bronx and commit to working with those children from kindergarten until high school gradation. Our motto – 12 years, no matter what. Basic Function / Position Objective: The Executive Assistant provide ...

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Grant Writer

New York, NY

Friends of the Children New York is a chapter of a nationwide organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through salaried, professional mentoring. We select the highest-risk children from Harlem and the South Bronx and commit to working with those children from kindergarten until high school gradation. Our motto – 12 years, no matter what. Basic Function / Position Objective:   ...

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Bilingual Professional Mentor-Central Oregon (Deschutes, Crook, & Jefferson Counties)

Bend, OR

Friends of the Children - Central Oregon is one of the newest chapters of a growing national mentoring organization. Our well-established 25-year-old 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 and we have recently expanded to Central Oregon.  ...

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Professional Mentor-Central Oregon (Deschutes, Crook, & Jefferson Counties)

Bend, OR

Friends of the Children - Central Oregon is one of the newest chapters of a growing national mentoring organization. Our well-established 25-year-old 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 and we have recently expanded to Central Oregon.  ...

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Professional Male Mentor "Friend" Klamath Basin

Klamath Falls, OR

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 poverty for children who face the highest risks by providing professional mentors to the most vulnerable youth in our community for 12.5 years, kindergarten through high school graduation. We employ trained, full-time, salaried mentors called “Friends” to provide a stable, caring and sustainable relatio ...

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Senior Accountant - Friends of the Children - National

Portland, OR

Friends of the Children is looking for an extraordinary professional to join our finance team.  Are you flexible and ready to take on a wide range of accounting tasks? Is working for an organization that inspires you a critical aspect of your job search?  We may have the perfect career for you. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generati ...

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