About the Practitioners Leadership Institute
The Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI) is a nationally focused initiative.

Our mission is to provide Responsible Fatherhood, Workforce Development and Family Strengthening practitioners with experiences, skills and information that will strengthen their ability to improve outcomes for low-income fathers and families, impacting black male achievement.

How We Came to Be

Each year, the Center for Urban Families is visited by social service and community-based organizations from across the country that wish to replicate its program models, by policy makers and community leaders interested in learning how responsible fatherhood, family services and workforce services directly affect the lives of those that participate, and by media outlets interested in featuring the organization’s successes.

Formally established in 2011, the Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI) is a nationally focused initiative designed to provide Responsible Fatherhood, Workforce Development and Family Strengthening practitioners with experiences, skills and information that will strengthen their ability to improve outcomes for low-income fathers and families, impacting black male achievement.

In 2017, through generous funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, PLI has turned its focus to local, grassroots practitioners who serve Baltimore's Boys & Men of Color. In April 2018, PLI will launch its inaugural BMOC, 8-month, cohort. This exciting opportunity will feature local faculty from the University of Baltimore and other experts. To apply click here for the application guide.

What We Do at the Practitioners Leadership Institute

for the National Community focusing on Responsible Fatherhood, Family Strengthening, and Workforce Development

   
We create opportunities for peer-to-peer exchange, education and skill building.    We open channels of access to information, resources and best practices.    We provide support for hands-on coaching and partnership development. 

 


  

Our Programs & Services

 

The Academy The Summit Training & Education
Community of Practice Videos & Media Events

 

The Staff that Make this Possible

The Practitioners Leadership Institute is a program of the Center for Urban Families. While all of our staff contribute to the success of the PLI program, the staff members below specifically focus on furthering the success of the PLI programs.

 

Shawn Burnett



Wendy Camilla Blackwell
Shawn Burnett 
 
 
 
Senior Manager
wblackwell@cfuf.org
PLI Specialist
sburnett@cfuf.org
 
 
           
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