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Our All In Approach

All In is the Center for Urban Families’ comprehensive strategy to accelerate social and economic opportunity and advocate for policies that promote equity and racial justice.

Leveraging over 20 years of positive impact and applied learnings, the All In strategy targets two critical areas: chronic underemployment and family instability. The approach links individual accountability, person-centered case management, and supportive networks with workforce development training, education, and civic engagement.

All In dismantles poverty and builds long-term social and economic prosperity that results in brighter futures for our members, their families, and the communities in which they live.

CFUF works with 1,500 men and women each year through comprehensive program offerings that are designed to help individuals and families attain and sustain self-sufficiency.

Our Core Programs

Economic Success

A comprehensive approach to help members find, keep, and succeed in living-wage jobs.

STRIVE® Baltimore is 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 is 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.

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.

Family Stability

Core interventions and education to strengthen Baltimore families.

A 4-week training integrated into STRIVE® Baltimore and other CFUF initiatives that utilizes CFUF’s Developing All Dads for Manhood and Parenting (DAD MAP) curriculum to assist non-custodial fathers with low-incomes, to increase and build their fatherhood knowledge and skills.

National Services

Initiatives to spread our impact and expand our reach beyond the Center’s doors.

Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI) is a nationally focused initiative designed to provide Responsible Fatherhood, Workforce Development, and Family Strengthening practitioners with experiences, skills and information that will strengthen their ability to improve outcomes for low-income fathers and families, impacting black male achievement. Most recently, PLI has turned its focus to local, grassroots practitioners who serve Baltimore’s Boys & Men of Color (BMOC). In April 2018, PLI launched it’s inaugural BMOC 7-month cohort. PLI focuses on building leadership capacity among the BMOC Fellows via investments that retool leaders, build community networks, leverage funding sources and systems, and develop leadership skills.

The Center for Urban Families develops and maintains relationships with local, state, and federal government agencies and other allied stakeholders to establish or reform policies and systems that impact the ability for our members to best provide for themselves, their families, and the community.