Research Report The CUNY Fatherhood Academy
A Qualitative Evaluation
Marla McDaniel, Margaret Simms, William Monson, Erwin de Leon
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Knowing the economic challenges young fathers without postsecondary education face in providing for their families, New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative launched a fatherhood program housed in LaGuardia Community College in spring 2012. The CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) aims to connect young fathers to academic and employment opportunities while supporting them through parenting classes and workshops. This report summarizes Urban Institute’s qualitative evaluation of the program. The evaluation, completed under contract with the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, focuses on CFA’s design, implementation, and participant outcomes in the four cohorts served between March 2012 and December 2013.
Research Areas Education Children and youth Families Race and equity Taxes and budgets
Tags Higher education Father involvement Families with low incomes Federal budget and economy Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Men and boys Kids in context Racial equity in education
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population