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On behalf of the Center for Urban Families, PLI would like to announce the departure of our Director, Page Bailey. We are very grateful for Page's years of dedication and service to CFUF and PLI, and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. 


The position of Senior Manager of PLI is now open and will replace the role of PLI Director. If you are interested in applying to work for the Center for Urban Families please visit for more information and a listing of all current openings.

We are also excited to announce the graduation of the second cohort of the PLI Academy. All 10 Fellows have successfully completed the Academy requirements and were promoted to Alumni status on Friday, October 3rd. Congratulations Cohort 2!




October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Several of the resources below are intended to provide you with information on domestic violence prevention and action. PLI is committed to serving you and supporting your work as a practitioner uplifting fathers, families and communities across the country! Visit  to learn more about all of PLI's services. 



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Webinar |Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM EST
The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) and the ACF Family Violence Prevention and Service Program are partnering to co-host this webinar, which will highlight ways that parents can safely seek Child  Support. The hosts will share lessons learned from successful collaborations between domestic violence organizations and Child Support agencies.  

Policy | September 2014


This report produced by the National Center for Children in Poverty examines state policies that affect both youth and their parents, and can provide two-generation supports to families. The report presents several key recommendations and urges policymakers to consider the merits of individual policies through a two-generation lens, bearing in mind whether these policies enhance or detract from critical two-generation supports for low-income families. 

Philanthropy | Deadline: January 6, 2015 (Letter of Inquiry)

The William T. Grant Foundation is currently seeking Letters of Inquiry for funding to support research studies that enhance the understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved.  Research should also examine the conditions under which evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved. Eligible applicants must be mid-career practitioners, policymakers, or researchers housed and mentored by tax-exempt or governmental organizations.

Publication | March 2014

This report from the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) provides the results of a one-day, unduplicated census of the number of individuals who accessed domestic violence services, the types of services requested, and the stories and experiences of survivors and advocates. NNEDV is currently preparing for the 2014 census and is collecting data from primary purpose domestic violence agencies. Click here to learn more or to submit data.
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Call to Action| October 2014  
This past February, President Obama launched the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative. MBK seeks "to ensure that all youth, including boys and young men of color, have opportunities to improve their life outcomes and overcome barriers to success." The MBK Community Challenge, launched in September, aims to engage local leaders in creating action networks to uplift boys and men of color in their communities 
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.

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