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As we approach Father's Day, we'd like to share this exchange that our CEO, Joe Jones, had with President Barack Obama about his fatherhood experience while deciding to run for office. Watch below! President Obama shares with Joe Jones a story about fatherhood from Center for Urban Families on Vimeo... Read More
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Join the founder and CEO of the Center for Urban Families, Joe Jones, as he moderates a thoughtful discussion regarding community leaders' and Baltimore City Schools' interaction with young men of color on Monday, January 19th at 9am! The event will be hosted by Baltimore City Public Schools and is open ... Read More
The Center for Urban Families (CFUF) is announcing the kick-off of its $1.5 million Fund for Our Future campaign in recognition of its 15th anniversary as one of Baltimore’s leading human services organizations. Proceeds from the campaign will be used for the funding of existing programs, program e... Read More
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[This article orginally appeared on The New York Times website on July 19, 2013.] By: Erick Eckholm "Wow" is what Joseph Jones of Baltimore said after watching President Obama's unexpected and deeply personal plea on race and crime on Friday. "Wow" repeated Mr. Jones, who as the president of the ... Read More
[Excerpt from MadameNoire] When Barack Obama gave a 2008 Father's Day speech to the congregation of Apostolic Church of God in Chigao, he spoke frankly on the subject of absent fathers in the black community. Echoing some of what Bill Cosby said in his viral "Pound Cake" speech to the NAACP in 2004, t... Read More
[Excerpt from BmoreNews.com] A few weeks ago, President Obama came to Baltimore. It wasn't his first time.  However, never before did he spend such quality time in our beloved hometown. For instance, his Friday, May 17th visit included a Presidential presence at the one and only Frederick Doug... Read More
[Excerpt from The AFRO] Derek Liggins never thought he would see the day. After eight years behind bars for selling drugs, Liggins decided to turn his life around. He joined STRIVE Baltimore, a program that specializes in helping fathers and hard-to-employ Baltimoreans. That program later became th... Read More
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