WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

FOR THE PEOPLE OF BALTIMORE AND BEYOND

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I’m rebuilding a way of life that a lifetime ago I was the destruction of.

If you change somebody’s perspective you can change their life. I’m living testimony that you can come out of it.

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I completed the STRIVE® program and CFUF helped me find employment upon graduating. After working for a pest control company for a few years, I decided to open up my own business.

When you are happy to come to work and you’re changing lives, seeing the differences your work makes, it really motivates you to keep trying to better yourself and your work.

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There are people from all walks of life who come to CFUF and the Center welcomes you just the same.

I found out a lot about myself, my habits, things I wasn’t even aware of. STRIVE® provides you with a great self-awareness.

OUR GOAL IS TO

DISMANTLE POVERTY

TRANSFORMING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

The Center for Urban Families is a non-profit working to empower individuals and families in Baltimore, Maryland, with the skills they need for long-term personal and economic success. Through a holistic, person-centered approach, we help our members discover and reach their full potential. We believe that every person matters, no matter who they are or where they come from, and that it is never too late for a second chance.

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OUR PROGRAMS

STRIVE® BALTIMORE

An intensive 3-week workshop that empowers members with the skills necessary to get and keep a job. 

STRIVE® FUTURE LEADERS

A 4-week program focused on workplace skills for young adults touched by the criminal justice system.

BACK TO BUSINESS

A 3-day job readiness and refresher program that emphasizes soft skills for those who have prior job experience.

BALTIMORE RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECT

A 30-day program that assists fathers with parenting skills, plus support with issues involving child support.

COUPLES ADVANCING TOGETHER

An 8-week worship that helps couples build more stable relationships and improve their economic circumstances.

PRACTITIONERS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

A national program focused on building capacity for practitioners by improving outcomes for low income fathers and families.

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20 YEARS OF IMPACT

30,502

Men and women's lives transformed

67,367

Children's lives touched

4,508

Full-time jobs secured

$12.33

Average hourly wage for members

$17.57

Average hourly wage in transportation

$18.50

Average hourly wage in manufacturing

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AND HELP EMPOWER LASTING CHANGE

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