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Center for Urban Families Hosts Great American Actor Omar Epps

The Center for Urban Families’ (CFUF) Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI) annual summit, Building Capacity Creating Impact, will feature Omar Epps, an American actor, rapper, songwriter and record producer. Best known for his roles in timeless cultural films including Love and Basketball and Juice, Mr. Epps will discuss his new book From Fatherless to Fatherhood and sign copies. The event will be held at the Center for Urban Families located at 2201 North Monroe Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21217 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Doors will open at 10:30 am.


The celebration will also feature Maryland Senator-Elect Antonio Hayes and Baltimore’s leading philanthropic leaders who will discuss the current and changing funding landscape in Baltimore. Join us for this important conversation over a networking brunch with PLI’s Boys and Men of Color Fellows who are culminating a seven-month learning journey. These grassroots leaders represent Baltimore’s change agents who are working to support boys and men through programs offering mentoring, media, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, self-development, and education. 


You will also meet PLI's esteemed faculty from the University of Baltimore, Dr. Tiffaney Parkman and Dr. Torrance Brown, Garland Thomas, Marsha Koger, and Shana Roth-Gormley from the Community Law Center, and BMe partners Trabian Shorters, CEO BMe & Dr. Damien Myers; David Miller & Richard Rowe mentors; and lecturers Gayle Carney, Moses Hammett, and Gerald Ford.  

 Please click here to purchase your tickets today!

About CFUF’s Practitioners Leadership Institute

The Center for Urban Families’ Practitioners Leadership Institute is a leading social service and community based organization nationally focused on developing practitioners working in the fields of family strengthening, workforce development, fatherhood, and Boys and Men of Color (BMOC). Turning its attention to local grassroots leaders who need specific support, PLI focuses on building leadership capacity among BMOC practitioners. The investment in these leaders will lift the most vulnerable communities by retooling leaders, building community networks, introducing funding sources and systems, developing skills that will allow leaders to compete for new local funds by introducing the value of data collection.



Wendy Camilla Blackwell, Senior Manager, PLI, CFUF, (410) 246-1380


Shawn Burnett, Academy Specialist, PLI, CFUF, (410) 246-1304


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