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Fathers at Work Initiative

Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke Valley

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2004–October 31, 2005
  • Location Roanoke, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Roanoke

About this grant

The Fathers at Work Initiative is a multiyear demonstration project of workforce development organizations that work to increase employment, earnings and parental engagement among low-income, non-custodial fathers under age 30. Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke Valley is one of six organizations involved in the project.Fifth-year funding will enable the foundation to provide employment training, placement and support services to low-income men already enrolled in the program; work collaboratively with the Roanoke Valley child support enforcement system to help manage child support orders for participants; collect and provide outcome data to Public/Private Ventures; and integrate project services into its other workforce development programs.