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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 combines tangible skills, such as resume writing and interviewing, with attitudinal training that prepares individuals to obtain and retain employment.

BACK TO BUSINESS

A 3-day job readiness training that focuses on refreshing the soft skills and job search skills of individuals with prior work experience who are seeking employment.

BALTIMORE RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD SERVICES

A 3-week training integrated into STRIVE® Baltimore and other CFUF initiatives that utilizes CFUF’s Developing All Dads for Manhood and Parenting (DADMAP) curriculum to assist non-custodial fathers, with low incomes, to increase and build their fatherhood knowledge and skills.

Baltimore BOOST (Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families)

A partnership between CFUF and the Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) that provides individuals, with low incomes, access to work and life skills training, BCCC job training certification programs, job placement and retention support, and other supportive services to accelerate social and economic mobility.

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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21 YEARS OF IMPACT

31,565

Men and women's lives transformed

68,891

Children's lives touched

4,876

Full-time jobs secured

$13.46

Average hourly wage for members

$15.84

Average hourly wage in transportation

$14.60

Average hourly wage in manufacturing

Download 2020 impact report

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AND HELP EMPOWER LASTING CHANGE

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