The Summit


October, 2018

In its fourth year, the PLI Summit is an intensive educational experience that brings together nationally-located stakeholders in the Responsible Fatherhood, Family Strengthening, Workforce Development, and Boys and Men of Color fields. The event is designed to support PLI’s vision of providing practitioners with experiences, skills, information, and networks that will strengthen their ability to improve outcomes for the low-income fathers and families they serve.

Focusing on lessons learned from the spring uprisings in Baltimore, the Center for Urban Families' 2016 PLI Summit Rebuilding Hope - Creating Change will explore strategies to improve human service programs' ability to respond to community trauma.

The 2016 PLI Summit provides an intimate setting for up to 100 nationally-located human service practitioners and leaders to network, share, and gain new skills. This is a must-attend event for human service practitioners at all levels.

2018 Summit
Boys & Men of Color

Summit Location
Center For Urban Families,
2201 N. Monroe Street,
Baltimore MD 21217

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2016 Featured Speakers 

Jacob Harold
President & CEO

Dr. Leana Wen
Health Commissioner,
Baltimore City


Nisha Patel
Director, Office of Family Assistance,
Administration for Children and Families,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Chris Miller
Founder & CEO
Mission Center L3C

Anirban Basu
Chairman & CEO
Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Paula Sammons
Program Officer
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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2016 Featured Workshops & Sessions

  • Understanding Trauma in our Communities
  • Cultivating Emerging Leaders
  • Building the Bridge Between Child Support and Fatherhood Programs
  • Helping Fathers and Families Work
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Handling Relationship Baggage
  • Healing Through Creative Space-Making
  • And more!

Special Events:

Social Movement Luncheon
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 

The pursuit of social justice is often led by the next generation of leaders. Hear from emerging leaders involved in Baltimore justice campaigns. 

Evening Networking Reception
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 

Enjoy a an uplifting happy hour featuring music, hors d'oevres, and cash bar.

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Don't miss out on the Pre-Summit Experience

Pre- Summit Leadership Experience
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Discover the next steps in your leadership journey by participating in the Pre-Summit Leadership Experience. Focused on leadership development, this learning and coaching experience will offer you an in-depth look into the leadership strategies of "unlikely pairs." Wendy Luke, The HR Sage, will facilitate this executive coaching experience.  

Pairs of Center for Urban Families executive leadership and members of the Board of Directors will share their leadership stories and lessons learned in small-group dialog. Participants will walk away with greater focus, momentum, and their next steps for success.

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A special guest room rate is available to conference attendees.


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