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

Upcoming Events

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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

CFUM board VP says "thank you doesn't seem like enough " we are grateful for the Cowles and Lauridsen Foundations
Wow! An additional gift from the Lauridsen foundation of $250,000 announced #CFUM https://t.co/wQaMOsRuXa
Cowles foundation has provided millions to various education endeavors. CFUM is excited to be a part it by expanding our K-5 programs
Principal of @MoultonTigers addresses the crowd I'm proud to talk to children about what is happening in their lives https://t.co/0WOqVxMh4w
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Superintendent of @DMschools "it's encouraging that we have partners like the Cowles Foundation and CFUM #CFUM https://t.co/aWDKn1QHw4

Updates from Our Facebook Feed

The Lauridsen Family Foundation has announced a $250K gift to CFUM -- additional capacity for the K-5 expansion. What a week we are having at CFUM. ... See MoreSee Less

Glenna Whiteman, Feleecia Marie and 23 others like this

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Robert TonelliGood things happen for good people, congratulations!2 days ago   ·  1
Eleni AchrazoglouFantastic!2 days ago
Emily MiltenbergerThat is so exciting! Congratulations, CFUM!2 days ago
Jamey OwenBlow them away, sweet Jesus!2 days ago
Jamey OwenIt is time for the harvest after yrs and yrs of faithful planting!2 days ago   ·  1
Mary McAdams❤️2 days ago
Laura HidlebaughAmazing!!2 days ago
Amy Ostrander CrollLove!2 days ago
Pam Brewer-LewisWow $300k from the Cowles Foundation a few days ago and now another $250k!2 days ago   ·  2
Andraya StenderThis is great!!!2 days ago
Kim Kemp CheeksCongratulations2 days ago
Joyce WebbGod is good2 days ago
Carol Graden KuehnhoffWhat wonderful news! Congratulations!2 days ago
Nancy Bryan HowardVery happy for you!1 day ago
IPTV Early Childhood & ElementaryCongratulations22 hours ago

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In less than two hours, the single largest gift that CFUM has ever received will be presented by the Cowles Foundation at Moulton Elementary. We will be live tweeting the event. Follow @CFUM_DSM on Twitter for updates. ... See MoreSee Less

Big News this week -- CFUM received a $300K gift from the Cowles Foundation to expand our K-5 program! That means less children on the waiting list and more children enrolled in quality after school programs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Aaron SewellThat's pretty awesome.5 days ago
Vikki Bata WatkinsExciting!5 days ago
Jillsa AringdaleWOW! Go CFUM!!! I know you will put it to good use!!5 days ago
Adriana SlaughterYay!!!! Go CFUM!5 days ago
Monika OwczarskiThat is amazing! Congratulations!!!5 days ago
Tom PerrineWay to go!5 days ago
Jamey OwenUrban Plunge has been praying that something like this would happen and that their ministry would expand to reach more children!5 days ago   ·  1
Deborah Svec-CarstensThat is amazing news, congratulations to CFUM!!5 days ago
Laura HidlebaughWow!5 days ago
Monica WilkeKristyn Arnold did you find a job yet? This is a great organization and it looks like they maybe hiring soon!5 days ago
Marc Tammy Beckwith GuildThis is something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving!5 days ago
Mary McAdamsCongratulations CFUM!5 days ago
Linda D. AppelgateBravo! So happy for the kids, CFUM, and our community!5 days ago   ·  1
Andrea Pacosa PriceWow- $300,000.- really- wow- congratulations. Now, I don't feel guilty about moving away and not shopping for you.5 days ago
Kim Louise OgleAwesome🎉🎉. So exciting, and you are not forgiven Andrea!!! Now you could have some real fun 😊😊4 days ago
Children and Family Urban MovementCFUM will be live tweeting from the event. Follow us @CFUM_DSM2 days ago   ·  1

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Claudia, a former Whyld Girl shares her story! Want to help other girls discover their need for education and self determination? Visit thw link to donate #catwalk cfum.org/give/ ... See MoreSee Less

The crowd is getting bigger and the girls are ready for the Catwalk!!!!! Share your pics and #catwalk to share with others. ... See MoreSee Less