Fathers & Families is excited about reaching the bigtime: our latest billboard on the Schuylkill Expressway just west of Center City Philadelphia. Tens of thousands daily will see this tangible commitment to our mission of building awareness of the importance of fathers. First Camden, now Philadelphia, and someday 1,000 billboards nationwide!
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Why Fathers & Families?

Now, more than ever, we need good fathers. We need their courage and strength, their good humor and hard work, their protection, judgment, perseverance, discipline and love. But how do fathers become better fathers? How can mothers better understand what to expect of their husbands and fathers for their kids? How do boys and girls learn about what parenting is all about? Fathers & Families can help!

The Crisis of Fatherlessness: So What?

"Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison." -Barack Obama (2008)

For more information on the “So What?” of fatherlessness, please visit: http://www.fatherhood.org/fatherhood-data-statistics

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2018: Our Primary Task

February 28, 2018

The great anthropologist Margaret Meade once said: “The primary task of every civilization is to teach their young men to be fathers.” Pretty heady stuff. And how is…

Refuge in a Storm

September 12, 2017

My book, Fatherhood: In Pieces, draws on thirty-five individual interviews with fathers of all stripes. One of our discussion topics focused on the roles that good dads play…

IBM has made Fathers & Families an official IBM employee and retiree approved charity. Thank you, IBM!