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By the Numbers

21 Years of Impact and Counting

2020 marks the Center for Urban Families’ 21st anniversary and the transformation of 31,565 lives through our services. Additionally 68,891 children’s lives have been touched through members that have participated in our programming and 4,876 full-time jobs have been secured. It has been an amazing these 21 years!

3 little girls very excited

Read our full 2020 Impact Report.

Who Comes to CFUF: Our Members


69% male


50% ages 18 to 29; 50% ages 30 and older

Per capita income

Below $30,600 for most


Majority renting (“couch surfing” and homelessness combined almost equals renting)

Public Assistance

48% Access Food Stamps

Highest Education Completed

63% cite highest education completed as H.S. diploma or GED

Upon receiving our services, more than 57% of members are placed in full-time employment.

As a part of our All-In model we’re using a self-sufficiency scoring system to continually assess our members across 10 critical dimensions of self-sufficiency: Safety, Housing, Education, Financial Capability, Transportation, Legal, Child Support, Childcare, Workforce Attachment, and Behavioral Health.

Members are assessed using benchmark scores from 0-4 which represent:

  • 0 – In Crisis
  • 1 – Vulnerable
  • 2 – Safe
  • 3 – Stable
  • 4 – Thriving

Upon receiving services and completing training, 57% of our members are placed in full-time employment.

Average Hourly Wage at Placement

  • Manufacturing: $14.60
  • Transportation: $15.84
  • Overall Average: $13.46

Compared to Minimum Wage in Maryland: $10.10

Employment Type

Wage averages figured for placements January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

  • Members who applied: 1,063
  • Members who enrolled: 680
  • Members who completed programming: 437
  • Members who secured employment: 356