Press Release

August 12, 2014
Cardin Tour of Center for Urban Families Spotlights Importance of Job Training, Stable Communities

Cardin Tour of Center for Urban Families Spotlights Importance of Job Training, Stable Communities


Senator meets with students, alumni, leadership to discuss ways to develop better family support structures, tools for economic success  


Baltimore, Md. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today met with leaders, graduates and students of the Center for Urban Families to examine the successful ways in which the non-profit organization has strengthened urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability and economic success.


“To strengthen our communities and families and to eradicate poverty and unemployment, our nation’s leaders must work together by providing the tools like the ones that the Center for Urban Families provides,” Senator Cardin said. “It’s easy to understand how the center has been able to place nearly 3,000 men and women into permanent, stable employment after seeing some of their work in action.”


“Every American deserves a fair shot at reaching their full potential,” Senator Cardin continued. “This is true regardless of our income, where we live, our education level or our ethnic background. The services that the center has offered have touched the lives of more than 25,000 Baltimoreans. I couldn’t be more impressed by these efforts.”


“It is time for us to join together as governments, non-profits and private-sector partnerships to rebuild America’s economic and civic foundation to continue the expansion of opportunity for all forthcoming generations,” Senator Cardin concluded.


Since its founding in 1999, the Center for urban Families has remained at the front-line of addressing some of Baltimore’s most pressing issues, including poverty, unemployment, father-absence and family disintegration. It maintains an unwavering focus on addressing the key challenges of Baltimore’s urban families by working to connect fathers to their children, creating opportunities for economic and financial security through work, and providing access to other key interventions and supportive services. Find more info at