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Founder and CEO of the Center for Urban Families, Joe Jones, spoke with the Washington Post recently about the causes of poverty among males in Baltimore City. Check out the full article below. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE... Read More
The Center for Urban Families (CFUF) has received support from one of the world’s largest financial institutions, Bank of America. This workforce development grant will be used to support CFUF’s job training and placement efforts over the next year. CLICK HERE FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE... 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
Beginning is the hardest part. Starting is the most daunting task. Why is this? The paralyzing logic:  if we start, we are compelled to follow through, and not only finish, but finish well. In 2013, STRIVE Baltimore has graduated over 300 participants. All of these individuals decide... Read More
[Excerpt from Center for American Progress] As we celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, it is worthwhile to reflect on the importance of fathers who too often go unrecognized in family and social policy: low-income fathers of color, who are frequently dogged by negative stereotypes. More than two... Read More
[Excerpt from The Baltimore Times] It wasn’t so much that President Barack Obama planned to visit the Center for Urban Families, but for the center’s founder, Joseph Jones, it is all about the heavy lifting that will help provide services that strengthen the Baltimore community. “... 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
[Excerpt from The Baltimore Sun] Obama ended his Baltimore swing by speaking with fathers who had been helped by the Center for Urban Families, a workforce development group that has connected thousands of fathers with stable employment. Marcus Dixon, an alumni of the program, told the president ho... Read More
[Excerpt from The Greater Baltimore Committee] Joseph T. Jones Jr., founder, president and CEO of Baltimore's Center for Urban Families, was honored by the Greater Baltimore Committee at its Annual Meeting May 8 as the recipient of the 2013 Walter Sondheim Public Service Award for his work to connect ... Read More
[Excerpt from Citybizlist Baltimore] Why would a leading company choose 70 percent of its employees from people who were previously incarcerated, addicted to illegal substances, or seemingly unemployable? Cintas Corporation, a specialized company that provides professional uniforms, document managemen... Read More
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