Black fathers are indeed pillars of strength, wisdom, and inspiration in our community. We exist to celebrate this 365 days a year.

Watering the Roots of Our Community Pillars

To provide transformative services to Black fathers to improve their quality of life.

Our Mission

We envision a world where Black fathers experience love from their children and families in thriving and just communities.

Our Vision

Our Principles

We are committed to nurturing the strengths of Black fathers through our programs, fostering personal growth, self-awareness, and reinforcing the bonds between fathers and their children.

Building Stronger Communities Rooted in Tradition 

Inspiring positive change

Our community is our backbone. We are dedicated to creating a supportive network among Black fathers and fostering a sense of unity within our community.

Empowering fathers 

Just as the Baobab tree stands as a symbol of wisdom and longevity, we believe in the power of personal transformation to create enduring change.

As a result, our mission is to inspire lasting and positive change in the lives of Black fathers and their families, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.

Fathers, Families, & Healthy Communities stands strong in our commitment to celebrating the rich contributions of Black fathers. We reject harmful narratives that perpetuate stereotypes about Black communities.

Instead, our aim is to foster cultural pride among fathers, their children, and their families, nurturing a sense of belonging and strength across Chicagoland communities.

Our Commitment

We bridge the gap between theory and practice.

We use an applied research approach to develop effective programs for Black fathers.

By prioritizing the unique experiences, strengths, and needs of Black fathers, the program contributes to the overall well-being of Black families and communities.

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