Fatherhood Archives

Mayor Johnson hosts ‘2022 Fatherhood Summit’

November 10, 2022

Fathers, Grandfathers, Future Fathers and Father Figures will join Mayor Cavalier Johnson on Saturday, November 12, 2022 for the annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit. This year’s event takes place at Destiny Youth Plaza, 7220 North 76th Street from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Fatherhood Summit is a one-stop shop resource fair connecting Milwaukee families with… [Read More]

The greatest joys of fatherhood (conclusion)

June 30, 2022

Many fathers face barriers that limit their ability to provide for and nurture their families. As stakeholders invested in fathers, families, and communities, we must understand the circumstances and needs of all fathers and ensure that program services are inclusive and designed to meet their diverse needs. This is particularly important in serving low-income fathers… [Read More]

The Greatest Joys of Fatherhood (Part 3)

June 23, 2022

This month you enjoyed the “Greatest Joys of Fatherhood” that were printed several years ago that still a blessing for the fathers. Enjoy! In continuation of this series, enjoy his piece on the greatest joys of being a father. Note: This article was submitted several years ago as a joy to send again. I’m Proud… [Read More]

The greatest joys of fatherhood (Part 2)

June 16, 2022

  This month you enjoyed the “Greatest Joys of Fatherhood” that were printed several years ago that still a blessing printed for the fathers. Enjoy them! According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, there is a crisis in America. The U.S. Census Bureau reports children in America live without their biological dad in the home. There… [Read More]

Black dads matter

June 16, 2022

It has long been known that father presence in the household is important for the positive well-being of families, neighborhoods, and youth. Dads who actively participate in the lives of their families provide a steady source of stability and support. The consequences of such support impact a whole host of child developmental outcomes, including behavior,… [Read More]

The greatest joys of fatherhood (Part 1)

June 9, 2022

Enjoy the reflections that were printed several years ago and the men who still enjoy them. What is the meaning of fatherhood? At a workshop at the Urban Institute, this definition of fatherhood was given: “A man becomes a father when he has his first child; this status is fixed, such that, once a man… [Read More]

Fatherhood Strengthening (Week 4)

June 24, 2021

“Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord.” – Psalm 127:3 Dads, this week we will continue to offer some ideas to have fun with your children and enjoy them! Family trip Now that restrictions are being lifted, plan your next family trip together. Author Tommy Barnett, in his book, “The Power of… [Read More]

The truth about Black fatherhood

June 17, 2021

Stereotypes about Black fathers The stereotype of Black fathers as “absent” and Black children as “fatherless”— first introduced over 50 years ago—has, like many racial stereotypes, refused to die. In 1965, white sociologist and Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan published a report called The Negro Family: The Case For National Action. This report… [Read More]

Fatherhood Strengthening (Week 2)

June 10, 2021

“Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord.” – Psalm 127:3 The Pathways for Fathers and Families is a program sponsored by the Milwaukee County Department of Child Support Services which is dedicated to ensuring that all children are supported by both parents whenever possible, with the mission to promote family stability, creating… [Read More]

Fatherhood Strengthening (Week 1)

June 3, 2021

As we enter the month of June, we also enter the month Father’s Day is celebrated! This month this column illuminates the fatherhood issue and the father’s importance to the family. Churches are encouraged to also get involved in fatherhood strengthening. The church can help by training men to succeed in marriage. Churches can also… [Read More]