Black Father Family
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Empowering Fathers for thriving families
The United Way of Roanoke Valley is excited to announce a new partnership, the Black Father Family Initiative.
The Black Father Family Initiative invests in fathers, and mothers to shift the overall well-being of their children and families; by aligning activities, marshaling resources, advancing public policy and measuring impact.
The Black Father Family Initiative aims to be the largest community of support for parents and caregivers of color; with a specific focus on fathers.
As we look to develop programming inclusive of community, informed by stakeholders, and influenced by parents and caregivers; please consider participating in one of our monthly focus groups:
Black Father Family Steering Committee:
“Black Father Family believes strong communities are sustained by thriving families, and the key to those families success is an empowered father. We look forward to this journey with United Way of Roanoke Valley to elevate 10,000 families to self-sufficiency by equipping the fathers of those families.”- Ryan Bell, United Way of Roanoke Valley
Founder Emeritus/Senior Advisor, Black Father Family
Mr. Jerry Fitz
Legislative Liaison, Department of Corrections
Mr. KiDeem Frierson
CEO, Frierson Enterprises LLC
Dr. Lee A. Learman
Dean, VT Carilion School of Medicine
Mrs. Eileen Lepro
CEO, New Horizons
Mr. Anthony J. Mingo, Sr.
Senior Advisor, Public Health Outreach
Mr. Guerlain Paul
Producer, National Basketball Association
Mr. James Pennix
Senior Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions, Virginia Tech
Mr. Jerel Rhodes
Lead School Counselor, William Fleming High
Mrs. Taisha Steele
Director of Human and Civil Rights, Virginia Education Association
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