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.


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

50 pretty neat activities kids and parents can do to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. https://t.co/D7IuxWj5Mt
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We're loving these awesome Spring & Easter Food Ideas (Bunny buns pancakes are adorable) Via @KitchenFun3Sons https://t.co/4hnEBjpZYy
Now it is the #BackYardBoyz turn to share their personal mission statements. #MTL2017 https://t.co/M5fEaTcx0g
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#WhyldGirls asking our audience #whereisthelove. #MTL2017 https://t.co/QgjCLnsM6W
Director of Programs, Ms. Janelle talks about our K-12 mission. CFUM takes kids through the academic spectrum. https://t.co/SsCJjkXyUH
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Updates from Our Facebook Feed

2 days ago

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Join us for pancakes with our friends from Unity Church of Des Moines and School of Metaphysics. Proceeds will benefit programs at CFUM.

Pancake Breakfast fundraiserApril 29, 2017, 8:00amSchool of MetaphysicsPancake Breakfast the morning of the Drake Relays $5 individual and $10 family with funds going to support three community organizations: CFUM: Children and Family Urban Movement, Unity of Des Moines and Des Moines School of Metaphysics. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, coffee, oj and milk!
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Pancake Breakfast fundraiser

Jinga Tower
Breakfast Club is not just about eating breakfast...it is also about collaboration and team work! Check out the tower that program participants built this morning!
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Comment on Facebook

Thank you for the kind words!! Your support as well as support from others allows us to provide opportunities and team building experiences for the participants!

This beautiful posting brings a tear to our eye, and reinforces our personal commitment to support this wonderful uplifting organization and its staff for the last 20 years! Thank you, and.. Keep on keepin on, CFUM!! Frank and Patricia Musaraca, Henderson, Nevada.

great video!! love the slo-mo