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 Days

Supporting K-5 children and their parents by providing consistent, purposeful, academic-based and experienced focused activities during the school breaks at Moulton Extended Learning Center in the summer (5 weeks), fall (3 weeks), and spring (2 weeks).

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.


Give TodayVolunteer

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

@duanegray25 gratitude to you for laying the ground work for this important, successful program. https://t.co/cPC95VSNv7
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Always looking for great people! Give us a shout. https://t.co/oNH34ytITX
Do you #ShopLocal? Then you should #GiveLocalDSM. Support Awesome Summer Days - give kids an #AwesomeSummer. https://t.co/bsVkZJ7qZn
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@duanegray25 Thx! We thought it was pretty amazing too- the CFUM kids continue to inspire! https://t.co/i12BvQKbzC
#BackyardBoyz turn to take the stage at #MeetTheLeaders https://t.co/l7VF1wiEAV
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Your tax-deductible support of the 11th Annual Score Fore Kids Golf Tournament will help support Children & Family Urban Movement's Awesome Summer Days Program, an eight-week, all-day, academically-based program designed to diminish learning loss during school breaks in the summer. Seventy-five children, grades K-5 participate in the program which includes not only academic support, but recreation, field experiences, service opportunities, and good old-fashioned play.

Score Fore Kids Golf Tournament

June 13, 2016, 8:30am

The Legacy Golf Club

Your tax-deductible support of the 11th Annual Score Fore Kids Golf Tournament will help support Children & Family Urban Movement's Awesome Summer Days Program, an eight-week, all-day, academically-based program designed to diminish learning loss during school breaks in the summer. Seventy-five children, grades K-5 participate in the program which includes not only academic support, but recreation, field experiences, service opportunities, and good old-fashioned play.

Who is ready for some golfing weather? If you said "me" then you should sign up for our Score Fore Kids Golf Tournament! Guaranteed great time to be had. All the details are in the event below - let us know you are 'interested' or 'going' by clicking the button below. ... See MoreSee Less

Your tax-deductible support of the 11th Annual Score Fore Kids Golf Tournament will help support Children & Family Urban Movement's Awesome Summer Days Program, an eight-week, all-day, academically-based program designed to diminish learning loss during school breaks in the summer. Seventy-five children, grades K-5 participate in the program which includes not only academic support, but recreation, field experiences, service opportunities, and good old-fashioned play.

Score Fore Kids Golf Tournament

June 13, 2016, 8:30am

The Legacy Golf Club

Your tax-deductible support of the 11th Annual Score Fore Kids Golf Tournament will help support Children & Family Urban Movement's Awesome Summer Days Program, an eight-week, all-day, academically-based program designed to diminish learning loss during school breaks in the summer. Seventy-five children, grades K-5 participate in the program which includes not only academic support, but recreation, field experiences, service opportunities, and good old-fashioned play.

Backyard Boyz are doing their thing through poetry!!! Meet the Leaders is overflowing with talent! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet the Leaders is happening now! The Whyld Whyld Girls are showcasing their dancing skills! ... See MoreSee Less