Special NoticeThe 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.
When you grow-up feeling supported, understood, and encouraged, opportunity abounds! Children and Family Urban Movement believes in supporting the strong foundations of families in our community.
By providing friendship, mentorship, healthy programming and before and after school support, our teams can deliver positive futures for all our children and families.
Join Our Mission
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.
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.
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
Engaging pre-adolescent (5th grade) girls in experiences that will develop leadership, personal empowerment, resilience, and connections beyond themselves.
Engaging pre-adolescent (5th grade) boys in experiences that will develop leadership, personal empowerment, resilience, and connections beyond themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Provides a place of welcome and a healthy evening meal six days a week for anyone of any age.
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.
Supporting students and families in beginning the school year at Moulton Extended Learning Center in mid-July ready to learn and be engaged.
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.
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