To promote and encourage fatherhood among African American men to be strong fathers overall and enthusiastically engaged in their child’s life.

Our Initiatives


Calling All Dads – prouddadpledge.com

  • Proud Dad Pledge Initiative
  • Goal: 1000 fathers take pledge

Cooking with Dads

  • Fun Food Fridays (Ms. Muenster/AUS) father and child cooking demonstration

Step Up To Quality Initiative

  • Targeting childcare centers that are not “Star Rated”

Fatherhood Programs

Due to 73% of children in Franklin County not being kindergarten ready prior to attending school, Calling All Dads was established by the NAAMWA to provide a solution to underperforming counties in Ohio.  Calling All Dads is a multi-purpose project in which we engage non-star rated child care centers throughout Franklin County in an effort to assist them with earning their Step Up to Quality star rating while also providing fathers training and resources to help them prepare their children to be kindergarten ready. We also support dads with children of all age groups encouraging them to support child education, explore child education careers and to build better relationships with their children.

Having the mission to promote health and wellness amongst children and to improve the relationships between fathers and children, Cooking With Dads serves men and children ages 3 and up bringing together hundreds of influential and community dads all over the city for an educational and fun experience. Dads and their children are able to participate in interactive healthy cooking demonstrations with local and national celebrity chefs, receive a swag bag filled with goodies, and participate in wellness exercises.

The Fatherhood Coalition

The Fatherhood coalition has been established to improve the overall quality of life of fathers by placing an emphasis on building strong families throughout the nation. We help reduce the barriers that challenge men’s ability to be involved with and/or support their children. Having a network of various organizations that serve fathers we provide resources such as case management, 21st century career coaching and pathway training, child support services, supportive services, workforce solutions and legal support.