Seedco has been awarded a $2.5 million Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families to help low-income fathers in New York City enter and succeed in the workforce while developing closer relationships with their children.
The barriers preventing fathers from having meaningful relationships with their children are often economic. Participants in the Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood program will have access to job preparation and placement assistance, help with career advancement, and parenting classes and support.
Partners in the project include St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation (St. Nicks), BronxWorks, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), and the Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center.
The program will launch in January 2012 and serve approximately 800 fathers each year.