CFUF uses data and qualitative feedback to inform key decision makers, legislators, and other influential civic leaders on the impact of larger policy decisions on low-income workers, families and communities.
To this end, CFUF employs a number of methods that include engaging policymakers in meaningful discussions, developing and enhancing cross-sector partnerships, leveraging private funding to support public funding and social media outreach.
CFUF’s work in advocacy extends nationally through CEO Joe Jones’ role as an advisor to the Obama Administration’s Task Force on Fatherhood and Healthy Families and several federal agencies, including the Office of Child Support Enforcement.
Through our grassroots outreach and recruitment strategies, we reach directly into East and West Baltimore, Park Heights, Cherry Hill and Baltimore’s other low-income communities. We directly interact with thousands of potential members each year through our street outreach, door-hangers, advocacy work, social events and other forums.
CFUF acts as an immediate connection for clients and community members to relevant resources, information, and networks promoting greater personal accountability and action.
In June 2012, CFUF CEO Joe Jones received recognition as a Champion of Change, a prestigious honor bestowed by the White House. Mr. Jones was selected with nine other individuals chosen nationally for their work to promote responsible fatherhood and strong families.