ON-Lion Letter
This weekend, the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative (MFI) sponsors its annual Fatherhood Summit.  Now in its 11th year, this gathering of men from around Milwaukee is an opportunity for fathers to find the information and resources they need to become more responsible and committed dads. With the support of Milwaukee’s Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, MFI has collaborated with a variety of public and private partners in order to make the summit a success for over a decade.

This weekend’s event will include educational workshops, a job fair, employment training opportunities, health screenings, driver’s license recovery assessments, child support case reviews, and a chance to experience fellowship with other local men committed to caring for their children.  The Fatherhood Summit takes place on October 7th and 8th at the Greater New Birth Church.  The event is free and open to the public.

In a recent interview, MFI’s Dennis Walton explained that the organization seeks to help men from all walks of life remove the obstacles to their success, so they can improve themselves and become sources of strength and stability for their families.  According to Walton, “When we have strong fathers, we have strong families, we have strong communities.”

MFI was established in 2005 as the result of a local planning process conducted by the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI).  It held its first summit in 2006, and today through the efforts of Walton, Dell Williams, and the rest of its committed staff, MFI continues the important work of helping Milwaukee’s fathers to empower themselves so they can nurture and support their families.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative and the Fatherhood Summit. 
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