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The Center for Urban Families will be closed on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4. All classes are cancelled. We wish each of our members, staff and partners a happy and safe Independence Day! We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5, at 9 AM. All the Best, Team CFUF... Read More
CEO Joe Jones has been selected to join The Daily Beast 2013 Hero Summit on October 10, 2013. The Hero Summit is an invitation-only live journalism event that features panel discussions and interviews with some of the world’s most influential and leading figures. The summit consists of stories and ... Read More
CEO Joe Jones was selected as this week's CNN Hero. With the help of CNN's Diane Beasley, Joe Jones explains what CFUF is doing to help fathers become better parents. [Excerpt from CNN] Baltimore (CNN) -- Marcus Dixon refers to the tattoos on his face as the "art of war": an eye etched on his fo... Read More
Baltimore, Maryland - August 27th.  Baltimore's Partner eXchange Achievers & Believers Breakfast is becoming the premier event through which human service organizations around Baltimore can come together to build partnerships and exchange resources. The upcoming eXchange Breakfast is being held ... Read More
[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
The Leadership & Sustainability Institute (LSI) for Black Male Achievement's Social Innovation Accelerator is excited to announce its inaugural cohort of Black Male Achievement (BMA) Social Innovators--leaders who have shown tangible results in improving the life outcomes of black men and boys and wh... Read More
[Excerpt from Newsweek] There is an easy way to meet Joe Jones, and a hard way. Let’s start with the easy way. If you and I were at a cocktail party, I’d introduce you to a tall, bald, black man, standing a shoulder above most everybody else. Knowing Joe Jones, he’d probably be weari... Read More
Excerpt from The Huffington Post] Question to all you dads out there who are about to celebrate Father's Day: When was the first time you felt like a real father? Was it something that happened gradually or did the reality of it hit you in one concentrated moment? For Joe Jones, a former drug addict f... 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 Job Opportunities Task Force] In honor of Father’s Day, the Job Opportunities Task Force recently sat down with Joseph T. Jones, Kr., president, founder and CEO, for the Center for Urban Families. JOTF works with CFUF to place Baltimore residents in Project JumpStart, our cons... Read More
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