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Our mission is to connect children and fathers by promoting responsible fathering and helping equip men to become better fathers or father-figures
IFI 2013 Fatherhood Dinner Celebration
Featuring: John Kass, Charles “Peanut” Tillman & the 12 Essay Dads Selected From the 2013 IFI Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest.
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Wednesday June 12, Union League Club of Chicago
The Region V Fatherhood Listserv
On March 24, 2004, Region V
launched the Region V ACF Fatherhood Listserv.
Listserv participants share a commitment to fatherhood and male involvement efforts for the sake of the children and their families. The initial participants were Early Head Start and Head Start grantees including grantees that received the FSI grant, the Region V Early Head Start Demonstration grantees and ACF program partners who expressed interest in fatherhood topics. The listserv expanded within its first year to include more than 300 interested partners from Child Welfare, Runaway and Homeless Youth Services and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs, state agencies, and many community-based organizations.
Listserv members receive grant information, recent research, new training materials, and announcements of upcoming events. They also exchange information and answer questions to help each other in the development or enhancement of fatherhood/male involvement efforts. They have assisted each other in searches for trainers on topics such as parenting classes for ex-felons, speakers for conference agendas and pertinent website sources.
To join the Fatherhood Listserv, send an e-mail to join- contact
Mike Vicars firstname.lastname@example.org
By becoming a participant, you will obtain new information quickly, receive invitations to take part in Collaboration Network Conference Calls (more information on these calls follows), be able to provide your input on areas of interest, and ask for assistance from peers.
Congratulations to Gus Arguello
who was the door prize winner at the August 24, 2012
IFI A Salute To Those Who Serve Dinner Celebration.
Gus was the lucky winner of the
2012 Hyundai Elantra pictured here.
pictured from l to r
Dominic Pugliani (Pugi Hyundai)
Kevin Kirberg (IFI President)
2012 Chicago White Sox
IFI Fatherhood Essay Contest Winners
Father of the Year
David Izquierdo - Victor Izquierdo
Cathedral of St. Raymond School - Grade 2
Stepfather of the Year
Kenneth Young Jr. - Maxine C. Mathis
De LaSalle Institute - Grade 10
Grandfather of the Year
George Sablotny - Claire Chekytis
Noonan Elementary Academy - Grade 3
Father Figure of the Year
John DiCosolo - Madison Buczko
Emerson Elementary School - Grade 3
| IFI honored the following Fathers...
at the Celebration of Fatherhood Dinner
Union League Club, Chicago - June 14, 2012
| DEVIN HESTER
|| EARL JONES
|| ART NORMAN