Currently, there are 150 million children around the globe who are destined to grow up without parents. FICE firmly believes that respecting, protecting, and educating these children are essential to the future of our society. Every day that our global community focuses on these shared values and priorities is one step forward in creating a safer world.

—Dennis W. Felty, President, FICE USA

FICE is an international, non-governmental federation dedicated to promoting the lives and futures of children and young people around the world. Founded by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1948, the Fédération Internationale des Communautés Educatives – or International Federation of Educative Communities – was originally established to address the emotional and physical recovery needs of children displaced or orphaned by World War II. Today, FICE represents an international network uniting diverse nations through a common vision: to promote the highest standards of services for children and young people and to create positive environments for these children through carefully developed systems of care. FICE USA was reestablished in 2006 as the US-based branch of FICE International.