James R. Worthy

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Community Outreach Consultant
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

James Worthy is a National Consultant, Family Advocate, Business Developer, and Trainer. Over the past 2.5 decades, he has provided or managed direct services to nearly 10,000 of Baltimore’s most disenfranchised residents and provided training to nearly 5000 Human Services Practitioners nationwide. He formerly led a national initiative at the Center for Urban Families (CFUF), called the Practitioners Leadership Institute and managed CFUF’s Technical Assistance portfolio. He served with CFUF from 1998 to 2013. During this time span, Mr. Worthy was the key point person for contract consulting to the Office of Family Assistance’s Responsible Fatherhood grantees.

Mr. Worthy started his professional Humans Services career as the Director of Male Involvement for Saint Bernadine’s Head Start & Adult Learning Center in Baltimore MD. The successes of that program led him to the consulting & training arenas with the Families & Work Institute in New York, training organizations around the nation on the best practices for developing and running Male Involvement / Men’s Services programs. Since 2013, James has provided training and technical assistance to organizations nationwide in the fields of Responsible Fatherhood, Family Strengthening, and Workforce Development. He also serves as a Community Outreach Consultant for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse. As an independent consultant he contributes his talents and expertise to support the efforts of service organizations both public and private. James’ proudest accomplishment is his incredible family--wife, D’Lisa, and his three sons, Jaylen, Donovan, and Amari.

Blog posts from James R. Worthy

I’m often asked how I balance life and family since I am a work-from-home dad. The truth is, it isn’t always easy. I never imagined a day would come when my role as a provider for my family would put a strain on the perceptions I have regarding…