CFUM’s Expansion Plans

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I’m beyond excited about the new endeavor that Children and Family Urban Movement will embark on this May. Like a new chapter in our history, the ability to expand our programming, spread out in a new permanent space, and deliver … Read More

Volunteers: Frequent and Faithful

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Chuck Howieson Volunteer

At CFUM, we recently celebrated the retirement of a dedicated volunteer after nearly 20 years of service. It’s incalculable how many lives Chuck Howieson touched over his years, cooking meals, helping students with homework, serving breakfast, or spending all day … Read More

The Parent Effect

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CFUM Children Soar

Day to day, our facilities are bustling with busy children, chattering and laughter and above all learning and (for the most part) listening. Often when I hear others describe what we do here at CFUM, the conversation centers around nurturing … Read More

Meet the Leaders of Our Future

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Meet the Leaders Youth

We’re in the planning period of our annual spring Meet the Leaders event, a night that highlights the projects, skills and learning of our gender-specific youth. These are our middle-to high school students and for this one night they take … Read More

Happiness in Optimism

Micholyn FajenBlog

As I reflect on the past year, I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities presented to me. I’ve met new people, continued to learn new things, and have been able to give back to a community that I’m so passionate about. … Read More

A Giving Heart

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When Janis Elliott of Carlisle retired from her junior high school teaching career, she was simply looking for a place to donate her collection of classroom books. By a stroke of luck, she found a willing and welcoming home for … Read More

The Task of Teaching Grit

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How can we affect long-term success at CFUM? Meaning, once our children move beyond our programming and into the world, how can we cultivate resolve, passion and perseverance as they encounter hiccups, bumps and maintain focus on their goals despite … Read More

When We Live It, We Love It!

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Welcome to CFUM’s inaugural blog! Our goal is to deliver for our reader a behind-the-scenes look at the programs, the stories and the people that make the CFUM experience so rich for our kids. But first let me deliver to … Read More