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Technical Assistance for Fathers at Work Initiative

National Partnership for Community Leadership

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2004
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Fathers at Work Initiative (FWI) is a multiple-site demonstration project designed to reduce poverty by supporting interventions that increase labor market participation, earnings and responsible fatherhood among young, low-income fathers. The sites also help fathers manage child support issues, and in selected sites, help fathers reintegrate from parole or probation. The project is managed by two national intermediaries: the National Center for Strategic Nonprofit Planning and Community Leadership (NPCL) and Public/Private Ventures P/PV.Funding will enable NPCL to continue to support and strengthen FWI sites; contribute expertise, data, information and analysis to the FWI demonstration; promote the development of credible evidence in support of fatherhood programs; and increase the quality of information, analysis and lessons learned available to policymakers, researchers and others concerned with issues of family well-being.Accomplishments during the past year included coordinating an all-site meeting in Chicago; continuing team building between NPCL and P/PV; implementing the FWI; conducting site visits, meetings and conference calls with P/PV and the sites; and providing technical assistance to sites.