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.


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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

Our Supper Club provides a place of welcome and a health evening meal 6 days a week for all ages #AnyoneIsWelcome
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Future includes educational success and being knowledgeable regarding their sexual heath.
@ThatKeithJones great program made possible by great volunteers like you! https://t.co/Gy4A6F64R9
High School Mentors created and trademarked the campaign Future #AlternativeFWord
High School Mentors is a gender-specific program that has launched a peer teen pregnancy prevention campaign.


Updates from Our Facebook Feed

Children and Family Urban Movement added an Meet the Leaders. ... See MoreSee Less

CFUM's annual Meet The Leaders event is right around the corner! It will feature Des Moines very own Backyard Boyz and Whyld Girls as they present their growth and all they've learned over the past year to the community. Whyld Girls and Backyard Boys will debut and describe their individual art projects that they have created, as well as perform spoken word poetry, monologues, dance rountines, and so many other tremendous art forms! SAVE THE DATE! SUPPORT THE YOUTH! Come out and meet our future leaders.

Meet the Leaders

May 3, 2016, 5:00pm

Des Moines Social Club

CFUM's annual Meet The Leaders event is right around the corner! It will feature Des Moines very own Backyard Boyz and Whyld Girls as they present their growth and all they've learned over the past year to the community. Whyld Girls and Backyard Boys will debut and describe their individual art projects that they have created, as well as perform spoken word poetry, monologues, dance rountines, and so many other tremendous art forms! SAVE THE DATE! SUPPORT THE YOUTH! Come out and meet our future leaders.

We're hiring!

If you or anyone you know is looking for a summer opportunity to serve your community by engaging youth in summer learning programs and service. Check out some of our summer opportunities to serve with Children and Family Urban Movement and Des Moines Public Schools here: www.cyconcepts.org/careers
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We're hiring for summer programming! Do you enjoy working with youth? Are you or someone you know looking for a summer opportunity to make an impact on the students in your community? CYC's Youth Service Momentum AmeriCorps program is looking to fill 6 summer time positions with people like you dedicated to serving their communities. AmeriCorps members will serve with Des Moines Public Schools and Children and Family Urban Movement to support summer programming and provide service learning opportunities for students! To learn more about this opportunity visit www.cyconcepts.org/careers or contact Andraya at [email protected]

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Children and Family Urban Movement serves about 100 kids breakfast each morning. More information about them can be found at cfum.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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Whyld Girls
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Our Whyld Girl practicing for the All City Music Festival! Go Ihari 🎻

Paulette Wiley, Wellspring Community Church and 23 others like this

IPTV Early Childhood & ElementaryWe're impressed! We know it takes lots of practice and dedication to play well.2 months ago

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Hey...checkout our AmeriCorps worker. She is doing awesome things for our programs ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Darriana, I am an activist, a spoken-word artist, a family person, 1 of 9 siblings, a wanna-be one day world traveler and a St. Louis girl through and through. I believe that serving your community is directly correlated to personal growth. I wanted to spend a year dedicating my time to something that is truly fulfilling work that I would walk away from with no regrets. You can follow Darriana's service by liking the Backyard Boyz and the Future. The Alternative 'F' Word. #AmeriCorpsWorks #IServeBecause #MeetCYC #MeetYSM

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