Joseph T. Jones, Jr. is founder/CEO of the Center for Urban Families (CFUF), a Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit service organization established to empower low-income families by enhancing both the ability of women and men to contribute to their families as wage earners and of men to fulfill their roles as fathers. Mr. Jones is now a national leader in workforce development, fatherhood and family services programming, and through his professional and civic involvement influences policy direction nationwide.
Mr. Jones’ civic engagements include service on the boards of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, Baltimore Workforce Development Board and My Brother’s Keeper-Baltimore. Mr. Jones has received numerous awards and honors for his leadership and programming including the Johns Hopkins University Leadership Development Program’s Distinguished Leadership Award, a honorary Doctorate in Public Service from Morgan State University, the Walter Sondheim Public Service Award and the White House Champion of Change. He was a 2004 Weinberg Fellow, a 2013 CNN Hero, and current Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is happily married and has three children.