Who We Are
At Community Fathers Inc, we know that sometimes all it takes to change a life is a little support! Since our founding in 2009, our mission has been to provide self help opportunities and supportive services to fathers, families, and communities. The core of our efforts is to bring the communities ideas and passions to the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors we strive to display the conviction behind our vision, that we can create a world where all men realize their value as caretakers of their communities!
Ways We Help
Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Connections.
Fathers Support Group
Healing our Community
With our organization’s mission always in mind we provide a cost-free, open, and supportive space for men.
The Fathers Support Group is the backbone of Community Fathers Inc. Every week men meet to express their parenting concerns, legal issues, and overall life goals.
In the group individuals offer each other guidance from personal and professional lived experiences in an effort to interrupt intergenerational patterns.
Learn more about the Fathers Support Group by getting in touch with us today.
Occupations Instead of Incarceration Program
Reinforcing our Commitment
With this initiative, our commitment is to promote social economic enterprises. OIOI's goals are to remove barriers to success wherever they may exist and replace them with ladders of opportunities for our youth by providing career and entrepreneurial readiness skills needed to increase one’s potential. There are three career paths that are offered and have had much success.
The silk-screening path which teaches participants the ins and outs of the field.
The Cornerstone Bakery which operates and retails at the Schenectady Green Market every Sunday.
The landscaping path currently works in conjunction with the City of Schenectady's Re-tree Initiative.
Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
Community Justice Program
Helping The Community
This program was formed for fathers who are currently incarcerated and/or those who were formerly incarcerated and need support.
By offering men support, this program motivates individuals to hold themselves accountable in their life journeys. This program includes the following:
Domestic Violence for Batterers Group
Fathers Re-Entry Support Group
The Incarceration Link
University of Success
Encouraging Leaders of the 21st Century!
University of Success aims to demystify the subject of success and dig into the traits that successful people have in common! This program also houses "The Community Leadership Bootcamp" which brings together community leaders and future leaders to collaboratively lift each other up in success.
Meals and Heal
One Meal at a Time
We are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in encouraging a healthy community. The Meal & Heal program offers a place where men can nourish the mind, body, and soul while learning new recipes and eating some good food. We invite you to learn more and lend your taste palette.
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”
- Sat, Aug 13SchenectadyAug 13, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PMSchenectady, 105 Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305, USAThe “I Am Father" Festival is the foremost celebration of the integral role of the "Father.” The space for men & fathers has been marginalized and the "I Am Father" Festival aims to create a space where men are given their flowers for stepping into the role as the the caretakers of the 21st Century!