Special Notice

The Des Moines Public Schools are closed today for bad weather. As per CFUM policy to keep everyone safe, if the Des Moines Public Schools cancel classes, all CFUM programs and offices will be closed  as well.


Welcome to Children & Family Urban Movement!

The mission of CFUM is to create a community that supports the potential of children, youth, and families through educational success, healthy living, and community engagement.


Our Programming

Breakfast Club

Giving children and youth a positive start to the day. The purpose is accomplished by providing a safe and consistent environment, welcoming and nurturing relationships with adults and peers, a nutritious meal, and a variety of purposeful activities.

The Haven

Providing quality after school programming for children in grades K – 5 focused on literacy and leadership and building the skills, attitudes, knowledge, and experience that prepare students for the present and the future.

Awesome Summer Days

Supporting K-5 children and their parents by providing consistent, purposeful, academic-based and experienced focused activities during the summer school break at Moulton Extended Learning Center

Wonder Girlz

Engaging pre-adolescent (5th grade) girls in experiences that will develop leadership, personal empowerment, resilience, and connections beyond themselves.

5th Grade Crew

Engaging pre-adolescent (5th grade) boys in experiences that will develop leadership, personal empowerment, resilience, and connections beyond themselves.

Whyld Girls

Encouraging healthy self-development, and, educational success, life goals, and leadership skills in adolescent girls in grades 6 – 12 that will prepare them for post-secondary education and productive life and career paths.

Backyard Boyz

Encouraging healthy self-development, and, educational success, life goals, and leadership skills in adolescent boys in grades 6 – 12 that will prepare them for post-secondary education and productive life and career paths.

High School Mentors

A gender-specific program that has launched a peer teen pregnancy prevention campaign. They have created and trademarked the campaign Future. The Alternative F Word to educate peers that their brightest future comes through having a plan that includes educational success and being knowledgeably regarding sexual health.

Supper Club

Provides a place of welcome and a healthy evening meal six days a week for anyone of any age.

Community Celebrations

Winter and Spring Talent Shows showcase the gifts of the children, building their confidence and nurturing self-esteem. Special Thanksgiving dinner served family style, bring volunteers and about 200 neighbors for feast and fellowship.

Back-to-School Health Fair

Supporting students and families in beginning the school year at Moulton Extended Learning Center in mid-July ready to learn and be engaged.


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Change A Child’s Story

Watch this video to see the impact of reading on grade level and the work that is being done. Want to help? Donate an award winning book to one of our programs.

Updates from Our Twitter Feed

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This is today! Support young ladies from Whyld Girls and get your last minute shopping done! Its a win win!

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Joyce PerkinsGreat and well-deserved group to help. Always makes me feel good. And, these Whyld girls are talented.

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Children and Family Urban Movement shared Whyld Girls's event.

Purchase great Christmas gifts (for you or someone else) and support some wonderful, creative young ladies.
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Whyld Girls' Pop Up Boutique

December 20, 2016, 5:00pm

Whyld Girls

Last minute shopping? Let Children and Family Urban Movement's Whyld Girls help! You won't want to miss this sale, one of a kind, locally crafted gifts for that special someone on your holiday list. All proceeds from the sale go to the Girls' education funds, ensuring academic success now and in the future.

Whyld Girls Pop Up Boutique

Children and Family Urban Movement shared Whyld Girls's event.

Have some last minute holiday shopping? Whyld Girls will have custom made goods for all budgets. Come check it out!
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Whyld Girls' Pop Up Boutique

December 20, 2016, 5:00pm

Whyld Girls

Last minute shopping? Let Children and Family Urban Movement's Whyld Girls help! You won't want to miss this sale, one of a kind, locally crafted gifts for that special someone on your holiday list. All proceeds from the sale go to the Girls' education funds, ensuring academic success now and in the future.

Whyld Girls Pop Up Boutique