Not sure what this means-- (for me, very little, as I live in Yonkers) but overall it's a good sign that people are paying better attention to dads.)
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Citywide Fatherhood Initiative to Strengthen New York City Families"
June 17, 2010
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES CITYWIDE FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK CITY FAMILIES
Appointment of First-ever Citywide Fatherhood Services Coordinator will Support City Agencies in Helping Fathers be Active and Accountable
Housing Authority Community Centers Will Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Offer Free Programming and Activities for Fathers and their Children
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the launch of a citywide fatherhood initiative to strengthen New York City families by helping fathers be active in their children’s lives. The launch comes after the Mayor directed city agencies to review their policies and practices to make sure fathers were not unintentionally excluded from, or missing opportunities to engage in their children’s lives. The initiative includes more than a dozen programs ranging from offering parenting classes at public hospitals and homeless shelters, to educational activities for dads and their children at Housing Authority community centers. To oversee the effort, the City will hire its first-ever Citywide Fatherhood Services Coordinator.
Read the entire press release here: MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES CITYWIDE FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK CITY FAMILIES.