President Obama's Fatherhood Initiative's Fatherhood Buzz

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 


Kenneth Braswell, Director

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse


President Obama's Fatherhood Initiative's Fatherhood Buzz -- a pilot outreach initiative designed to disseminate information about responsible fatherhood and parenting.

Select barbershops in eight cities:

    Albany, NY

Milwaukee, WI

    Atlanta, GA

New York, NY

    Chicago, IL

Philadelphia, PA

    Los Angeles, CA

Washington, DC


Saturday, June 16, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


See listing of local shops on next page.


Historically, neighborhood barbershops have served as hubs where men go to discuss issues in the community (family, politics, and health, money and life issues). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse believes that peer education among men is critical in disseminating healthy information about fatherhood and the role of fathers in society.  In addition to the select barbershops within this inaugural initiative, community partners and supporters include [see listing of Community Partners on next page].

For more information about Fatherhood Buzz, call 877-4DAD-411 or visit  



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Community Partners and Barbershops

Albany, NY

Atlanta, GA



- Bricks Barber Shop

 - Custom Cuts Barber Shop

- Heads Up Barber Shop

 - menXchange Barber Shop

- Tru' Images Barbershop

 - Vintage Hair Gallery

Community Partners:

Community Partners:

- Capital Region Mentoring Partnership (Lead)

- Rehab Re-Ed Center, Inc. (Lead)

- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Lead)

- 100 Black Men

- National Black Child Development (Lead)

- 100 Black Men Liaison/World Changes

- Center for Elimination of Minority Health Disparities

Chicago, IL

Los Angeles, CA



- At Da Barber Shop

 - Awesome Hair Salon

- His and Hers Barber School

 - Chuck Taylor Barber & Hair

- Hyde Park Hair Salon

 - New Millennium Beauty & Barber

 - The New Millennium

Community Partners:

Community Partners:

- Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (Lead)

 - Children's Institute (Lead)

- The Blackstar Project (Lead)

 - Housing Authority of Los Angeles (Lead)

- Fathers Who Care (Lead)

 - Los Angeles Urban League (Lead)

- Fatherhood Educational Institute

 - Challengers Boys & Girls Club

- 100 Black Men 

 - 100 Black Men

- Real Men Cook

- Trinity United Church

Milwaukee, WI

New York, NY



- Gee's Clippers

 - BBraxton

- Taso's Hair Studio

 - Denny Moe's Superstar Barbershop

- The Original Hair King Barber Shop

 - Mr. Rooney's Barbershop

Community Partners:

Community Partners:

- Social Development Commission (Lead)

 - Forestdale (Lead)

- Center for Self Sufficiency 

 - NYC Dads (Lead)

- Compel

 - Osborne Association (Lead)

- Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

 - St. Nicks Alliance (Lead)

- Milwaukee County Department of Child Support Enforcement

 - Strive International (Lead)

- Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative

 - Real Dads Network

 - Region II ACF

Philadelphia, PA

Washington, DC



- Mecca Unisex Salon

 - Carl's Barbershop

- N-Motion Barber Shop

 - Cuttin' Up

- Pretty Boyz Original Barber Shop

 - Dice's Barber Shop

 - Mason's Barber Shop

Community Partners:

Community Partners:

- Black Male Development Symposium (Lead)

 - 100 Fathers, Inc. (Lead)

- Fathers Day Rally Committee (Lead)

 - Concerned Black Men

SOURCE National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse


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