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FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS ABOUT THE RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROGRAMS

From the CLASS COMPLAINT OF SEX DISCRIMINATION IN RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROGRAMS IN VIOLATION OF TITLE IX (emphasis mine):

13. Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. was given a five year grant of $500,000 a year for a Responsible Fatherhood program for “1,400 couples and single parent families in Cook County” whose activities will include among others “skill-based marriage education,” “relationship skill education” and “providing workforce and economic development services to males to enhance work readiness skills.” HHS Abstracts at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/hmabstracts/region5fr.htm

14. The City of Chicago was given a five year grant of $500,000 a year for a Responsible Fatherhood program for “[f]athers and expectant fathers” whose activities will include among others “skill-based parenting education” and “helping fathers improve their economic status by providing job training and placement.” Id.

15. Wayne-Metropolitan Community Action Agency was given a five year grant of $250,000 a year for a “Fathers Forward Program” for “Unemployed Fathers” whose activities will include among others “work services, job search and training, educations,” and “financial planning and household management” and which “will implement the Fathers Forward program which is an intensive employment, training, and personal finance education program designed to foster the economic stability of fathers.” Id.

16. The Detroit Workforce Development Department was given a five year grant of $500,000 a year for a “Detroit One-Stop Fatherhood Project” for “100 [u]nemployed and low-income fathers” whose activities will include among others “helping fathers improve their economic status by providing job search, job training, subsidized employment, and career advancement education.” Id.

17. RESOURCE, Inc. was given a five year grant of $250,000 a year for a “Men in the Making” program for “[l]ow income unemployed or underemployed non-custodial [f]athers” whose activities will include among others “comprehensive employment and training, job placement, assessments, remedial education, scholarships for short-term vocational training, job placement, and retention for 100 disadvantaged fathers.” Id.

18. Goodwill Industries, Inc. was given a five year grant of $500,000 a year for a Responsible Fatherhood program for “872 low income fathers (over five years), particularly African American, Native American, and Latino” whose activities will include among others “skill-based parenting education” and “helping fathers improve their economic status by providing job search, job training, subsidized employment, and career advancement education.” Id.

19. WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. was given a five year grant of $249,492 a year for a “FamilyWorks” program for “[y]oung fathers, including expectant, low-income individuals, disabled fathers, fathers with disabled children, non-custodial fathers, incarcerated fathers and ex-felons” whose activities will include among others “skill-based parenting education, disseminating information about good parenting practices, work ethic training, housing counseling, job placement, and job maintenance” and which will focus on 120 fathers with diverse backgrounds.” Id.

20. Lighthouse Youth Services, Inc. was given a five year grant of $500,000 a year for a “Lighthouse Skills for Young Father’s Program” for “120 men ages 17-24 in arrears with child support payments” whose activities will include among others “helping fathers improve their economic status by providing job search, job training, subsidized employment, and career advancement education.” Id.

21. Rosalie Manor Community and Family Services, Inc. was given a five year grant of $500,000 a year for a Responsible Fatherhood program for “1,200 low income, urban fathers” whose activities will include among others “parenting education to 300 fathers” and “helping fathers improve their economic status by providing employment preparation workshops.” Id.
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Take special note if you live in or around any of those cities/states where these programs are.

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