BUILD FOR MEN & BOYS!

Pathways to adult manhood are in flux – in particular, finding stable employment,  without the benefit supportive systems of prevention, protection, and care.

Young men of color are at risk for poor health and developmental outcomes beginning at birth and persisting throughout their lifetime.

Men’s ongoing exposure to chronic stress undermines cognitive, social-emotional, and regulatory human development as well as the immune system.

Mass media often emphasizes the lack of fathers in family life which create the false impression that instability are typical characteristics of lower-income families.

MFC seeks to improve families through systematic examination of strengths of the African American family. The concept of “social fatherhood” was born of the need for men to care and support children who are not necessarily their biological offspring, but are connected to families in the community.

At MFC the specific needs of people in community are addressed through a holistic array of services that are designed to meet men and families where they are. We move them towards self-empowerment and sufficiency.

OUR PLAN

1

Revamping and rebuilding the Men & Families Center building located on 2222 Jefferson Street, East Baltimore, Maryland.  We commit to building a more functional, state-of the-art working center so that men, boys, and their families will continue to thrive. 

2

Renovating and expanding the internal structure, the adjacent parking lot as well as improve landscaping, furnishing, signage and other improvements such that the Men and Families Center is fully equipped to train and serve families in Baltimore. 

3

Improving capacity building and operating efficiency and effectiveness by increasing program initiatives, improving systems and infrastructure, improving equipment and technology, hiring adequately trained staff, and providing training and development for everyone. 

4

Design and build a state-of-the-art secondary building that will be the ART BEAT of East Baltimore, where men, boys, and their families gain access to film, dance, music, theater, vocal and choral work, spoken word, and beyond. In other words, MFC’s Capital Campaign Project provides meaningful, vibrant art programs to families across the neighborhoods.

5

Create a small endowment fund to handle emergencies and to protect the legacy of MFC over the long haul.

1

Revamping and rebuilding the Men & Families Center building located on 2222 Jefferson Street, East Baltimore, Maryland.  We commit to building a more functional, state-of the-art working center so that men, boys, and their families will continue to thrive. 

2

Renovating and expanding the internal structure, the adjacent parking lot as well as improve landscaping, furnishing, signage and other improvements such that the Men and Families Center is fully equipped to train and serve families in Baltimore. 

3

Improving capacity building and operating efficiency and effectiveness by increasing program initiatives, improving systems and infrastructure, improving equipment and technology, hiring adequately trained staff, and providing training and development for everyone. 

4

Design and build a state-of-the-art secondary building that will be the ART BEAT of East Baltimore, where men, boys, and their families gain access to film, dance, music, theater, vocal and choral work, spoken word, and beyond. In other words, MFC’s Capital Campaign Project provides meaningful, vibrant art programs to families across the neighborhoods.

5

Create a small endowment fund to handle emergencies and to protect the legacy of MFC over the long haul.  

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PROJECT GOAL: $3,000,000

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