CFUF’s Response to COVID-19

To our members, staff, funders, partners, and supporters, On behalf of the Center for Urban Families (CFUF), I wanted to send a personal note to let you know how CFUF is responding to COVID-19. During the past several weeks, our Board of Directors, Senior Leadership Team, and I have been talking to public health officials; …

Kresge Foundation Selects the Center for Urban Families and Baltimore City Community College to participate in BOOST initiative

The Kresge Foundation has awarded a $495,000 grant to support a partnership between the Center for Urban Families (CFUF) and Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) to connect 100 individuals with low incomes to critical human services supports and educational pathways to advance social and economic mobility. This is one of six partnerships between community colleges …

Success Stories: Bobbi Lewis

When Bobbi Lewis arrived at CFUF for her first STRIVE® class, it initially felt like “way too much.” Though she was eager to learn skills that would help her start a new  career and keep it, the intensity of the 3-week class made her want to run for the door. “Sometimes we called it STRIVE® …

Joe Jones Selected 2019 Baltimore Business Journal Leader in Diversity

Joe Jones, the founder and CEO of The Center for Urban Families (CFUF), was honored for his leadership in hiring highly-skilled, accomplished, and diverse talent and promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the region by the Baltimore Business Journal.  CFUF employs 40+ plus employees who provide workforce development training and family strengthening programs (with a particular …

Understanding Issues Affecting Fathers Within the Child Support System

Overcoming Problems with the Child Support System The current child support system was built to help ensure that children are financially taken care of by both parents. Most agree that it was originally built with good intentions in mind, but unfortunately, flaws within that system often work against parents and children alike. The majority of …

Success Stories: Eric Smith

I became involved with CFUF by way of the Port Covington Manufacturing Bootcamp. I read about the opportunity at The Foundry and knew I wanted to expand my knowledge base. I went straight there and asked, “How do I get in?” To do so, I had to complete a 3-week STRIVE® program at CFUF that …