Podcase: Joe Jones with Center for Urban Families
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I had identified a gap in the way in which human services were delivered to families, and I was confident I was right. I never ever equivocated from that.

Joe Jones
Founder and CEO, Center for Urban Families

Leaders often need to shape their mission while balancing the demands of stakeholders, building a team that embodies this mission and ensuring the outcomes they seek remain in focus. 

For over 20 years, the mission of Joe Jones, Founder and CEO of the Center for Urban Families (CFUF), has been to invest in the whole family. His overarching goal has been to lift up and empower fathers and to ensure that they are receiving the guidance and resources they need to become and remain an integral part of their family.

In this insightful podcast, Joe candidly shares his vision to “dismantle poverty” and opens up about some of the challenges he’s faced, barriers he’s had to break through and the valuable lessons he’s learned along the way.  His insights and experience will spark responses to the following questions:

  • How do you establish trust in your organization’s mission and in your leadership?
  • What does it take to build a team with the right skillset (i.e. the perfect balance of technical abilities and human competencies)?
  • How can leaders effectively pace their transformation to get the outcomes they need now as well as in the future?
  • What steps can leaders of organizations take to dismantle poverty?

When I see something and believe that it needs to change, I am hell bent on making it happen.

Joe Jones
Founder and CEO, Center for Urban Families

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