Supporting Leaders   |  Enhancing Capacity   |  Improving Outcomes

The PLI Community of Practice Webinar Series launches this Wednesday! The series begins June 18th at 12:30pm and continues on the third Wednesday of every month. This Wednesday, June 18, please join us and CFUF's Moses Hammet for the first webinar in the series. 
Click HERE to register for the Strengthening "Employer Partner Relationships" Webinar. 
To continue strengthening the PLI Community of Practice network, we have started a LinkedIn Group. We welcome you to join your peers in conversation and sharing. 


Click HERE to join the Community of Practice on LinkedIn. 


As always, reach out to anyone on the PLI team and let us know how we can better serve you, better support your work, and contribute to the sustainability of practitioners dedicated to uplifting fathers, families and communities across the country!



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Events |June 18, 2014 | 12:30PM - 1:45PM ET
Join us as we launch the PLI Webinar Series with a webinar on Strengthening the Employer Partner Relationship with Moses Hammett of CFUF. Mr. Hammett will focus on elements of a successful partnership program.
Policy | June 2014
Last week, policy experts convened in Washington DC for the Inequality Begins at Birth: Child Poverty in America conference. A key takeaway of this conference is the link between low wage work and child poverty. Click  HERE to for a recap of the event. View the White House's 50 Year Progress Report HERE.
Build Your Program's Capacity with Volunteers through the RSVP Program!
Philanthropy | Deadline: September 9, 2014


The Corporation for National and Community Service has opened it's annual funding competition for the RSVP Program. This program creates community capacity by placing volunteers aged 55 or older in long-term service placements focused on education; economic opportunity; healthy futures; veterans and military families; and other areas.
Working Together to Build a Beloved Community 
Publication | March 2014
Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement is a collaborative effort between Open Society Foundations, Foundation Center, and BMA FundersPulling from interviews with 50 leaders in the Black Male Achievement field, including Geoffrey Canada, Trabian Shorters, and Joe Jones, this report explores the diverse, multidisciplinary, and cross-sector work to advance black male achievement.


Good on the Ground|June
Eddie McCaskill, a Licensed Psychotherapist from the St. Louis based nonprofit, Fathers Support Center,  works with men enrolled in the organization's Fathers' Support Family Formation Program. Mr. McCaskill was recognized by the Zeta Phi Beta, St. Louis Chapter as a Community Hero for 2014. Congratulations!
The Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI) is a national program of the 
Center for Urban Families (CFUF), and is designed to 
provide practitioners with experiences, skills and information that strengthens their ability to improve outcomes for low-income fathers & families.

This program is funded in part by