President, Baltimore Ravens
2012 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow; Director, You're the Quarterback: Gameplan for Life
Moderator: Joe Jones
CEO, Center for Urban Families
Break: 4:20 - 4:40 pm EDT
Lawrence Brown is a 2012 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, with a PhD in Health Outcomes and Policy Research. His project, You’re the Quarterback: Gameplan for Life, provides support services to up to 150 men using football as an active metaphor to overcome barriers to employment and increases access to services, including health insurance.
Dick Cass, president of the Baltimore Ravens, will talk about how winning the 2013 Super Bowl brought together a city that is often stratified. Learn about how the notion of winning can lead to real wins for those in the city who need opportunities and second chances.
Mr. Joseph T. Jones, Jr. is president and founder of the Center For Urban Families (CFUF). Prior to founding CFUF, Mr. Jones developed and directed the Men's Services program for the federally funded Baltimore Healthy Start initiative and replicated the Baltimore affiliate of the nationally recognized STRIVE employment services program. His ability to engage and provide hands-on services to fathers has garnered him a reputation of trailblazer in the field. Mr. Jones is a national leader in workforce development, fatherhood and family services programming, and through his professional and civic involvement influences policy direction nationwide.