Fathers Incorporated (FI), a national not-for-profit has engaged in responsible fatherhood work on a national and international level since 2004. Recently the organization began a multi-year cause marketing campaign entitled “TIES NEVER BROKEN” to raise the visibility of both Responsible Fatherhood and Mentoring. We are proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has awarded Fathers Incorporated $7.4 million (over a 3-year period; contingent on continued funding) to manage the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC).
“This contract award allows FI to continue this critical work and great efforts of the White House, DHHS/OFA, and the National Fatherhood Initiative,” says Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated. “Our team will approach this body of work by integrating innovative marketing systems to inform and educate families. In this effort we hope for the work to evolve and become a mainstay for America‘s fathers, families, and the field,” continues Braswell.
The core of the clearinghouse contract will occur through social marketing and multi-media platforms, traditional communications, and product development. In addition the contract calls for the support of national federally sponsored events, conferences and other activities.
We are excited to continue our support of FI as they meet the challenge from the President to support responsible fatherhood and mentoring,” says Joshua Dubois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The NRFC will continue to support HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance (OFA) announcement of $119,393,729 in grants awarded to 120 grantees to promote healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood.
Fathers Incorporated is also embarking in several projects in the next few years that include working to inspire the participation of the faith-based community; “Power Down;” a campaign to encourage parents to acknowledge their children’s technology habits; “Rumble Young Man Rumble,” mentorship development strategies at the Muhammad Ali Center and several other activities to highlight the importance of father involvement. FI is working in partnership with ChildFind of America, ICF International, Mathematica Policy Research and BLH Technologies.