Please join us for Alameda County's inaugural Fatherhood Summit, hosted by the Alameda County Fathers Corps (ACFC), to celebrate, honor, and acknowledge the critical role fathers and father figures play in their families and communities.  
Register here to be one of the 1,000 attendees at this free all-day summit designed to provide a safe space for important dialogue, networking, and resource exchange focused on supporting your journey of fatherhood. 
A growing body of evidence shows that when fathers are actively engaged, children are far more likely to achieve success in school, careers, relationships, and other aspects of life.
Conversely, children without an actively involved father in their lives are significantly more likely to suffer from depression and other mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, school failure, poverty, delinquency, crime, and other negative life factors. 
Be part of the movement for change -  Register Today!
Established in 2013, the purpose of the ACFC is to promote and support fathers and father figures to be meaningfully engaged with their children and families. ACFC works to advocate for family service providers to provide father-friendly services and to assist fathers in strengthening their parenting skills.

Volunteer for the Summit  Click here
Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities  Click here
It's All About Empowering Fathers!

This summit is designed to support men to be effective leaders in their home, careers, and community. The summit will provide information that supports fathers as they develop strong bonds with their children, protect them from trauma, and create a financial blueprint and legacy of financial support for them.  
Six (6) tracks with over 50 workshops will be available,  including:
  • Healthy Living ~ Developing a Healthy Regimen, Exploring the Impact of Recreational Drug Use, Self Care Tips and Strategies
  • Road to Financial Stability ~ Job Training, Vocational Careers, Entrepreneurship Exploration, Getting Your Finances In Order, How Will I Ever Buy a Home?
  • Knowing Your Rights ~ Fathers' Rights & Responsibilities (Custody and Child Support 101), Advocating for Your Family, Social / Community Leadership, Record Expungement, Immigration Policies and Practices
  • Returning & Retooling ~ Getting Back & Reconnecting, Personal Assessment, Developing Your Support Systems
  • Healthy Relationships ~ Co-Parenting for the Child's Sake, Understanding How Your Child Grows, Being Your Child's First Mentor, Protecting Your Child from Trauma
  • Spanish Language Workshop Series ~Immigration Policies and Practices, Fathers' Rights & Responsibilities (Custody and Child Support 101), Phasing Out Toxic Masculinity, Understanding How Your Child Grows, Healthy Co-Parenting
Time to work together to strengthen our communities!
Local and nationally renowned speakers will ignite and enlighten participants' hearts and minds to take action and lead for change. Hear from such national leaders including social justice advocate  Dr. Marc Lamont Hill race relations and healing authority  Jerry Tello and many others.
The variety of breakout sessions covering topics such as Fathers' Rights and Responsibilities (Custody and Child Support), Men's Health and Wellness, Community Leadership, and Strategies for Fathers to Reengage Their Families will allow participants to pack their leadership toolbox with skills and resources needed to continue to be successful contributors in their families and communities. The time is now for revolutionary community change. We are excited to engage those who are ready for personal, professional, and community change! 

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Saturday, March 16, 8:00am - 6:00pm

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Be A Sponsor!

As a first-of-its-kind event, this ground-breaking convening will bring together 1,000 fathers, father figures, and mentors  from throughout the greater Bay Area for a day of celebration and empowerment.
We invite corporate sponsors and community partners to become event supporters along with Kaiser Permanente, Comcast, PG&E, Heising-Simons Foundation, The California Endowment, First 5 California, First 5 Alameda County, Alameda Alliance for Health, Alameda County Public Health Department, Alameda County Social Services Agency, Alameda County Probation Department, and others!
Our sponsorship opportunities maximize branding and  offer recognition both prior to and during the event.
Our high impact marketing and onsite promotional campaign will ensure that your organization's name, branding/logo, and contact information will be seen by more than 500,000 community influencers, supporters, media, and registered attendees.
Click Here for our Fatherhood Summit Sponsorship Package to learn more about partnering to build a healthy community.
Featured Speaker

Jerry Tello is an internationally recognized authority in family strengthening, therapeutic healing, and cross-cultural issues and co-founder of the National Compadres Network . For 40+ years, Mr. Tello has dedicated his efforts to "La Cultura Cura" - with the belief that individuals and community have culturally based knowledge and wisdom that can prevent and heal the pain of relationship/community violence, teen pregnancy, fatherlessness, and racial injustice
Featured Speaker

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is currently the host of BET News.
Dr. Hill is the author and co-author of four books: the award-winning Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity; The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America; the New York Times bestseller Nobody: Casualties of America's War on The Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond; and Gentrifier

About the Fathers Corps
The Alameda County Fathers Corps (ACFC), established in 2013, is a collaborative effort of First 5 Alameda County, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, and Alameda County Social Services Agency.  ACFC's aim is that every father is fully engaged and supportive of their children and that community and public agencies are fully prepared to serve and support fathers and father figures. 
The Fathers Corps guides providers in building on the five (5) protective factors of the Strengthening Families Framework to reduce risks and create optimal outcomes for children and families.  Learn more about ACFC.
NEW Photo Bank! Celebrating the Diversity of Fatherhood
The Alameda County Fathers Corps has built a Digital Photo Bank with free downloadable images of dads being dads.
Too often fathers are not represented in the images we see promoting families.
We need your help to change that; hundreds of images are now available for you to download and use on your website and in your brochures and presentations!  
CLICK HERE  to have access to FREE Fatherhood Images 
Be a Partner 
4 C's of Alameda County A Better Way, Inc. | Abode Services | Alameda Alliance for Health | Alameda County Board of Supervisors | Alameda County Community Development | Agency - Healthy Homes Department | Alameda County Department, Child Support Services | Alameda County Health Care Services Agency | Alameda County Office of Education | Alameda County Probation Department | Alameda County Public Health Department | Alameda County Public Health Department - Special Start | Alameda County Social Services Agency - Children & Family Services | Alameda Family Services | Alameda Head Start | Alameda Point Collaborative | Aspiranet | Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network | Berkeley Unified School District | Bright Sea Daycare | Brighter Beginnings | Building Futures with Women and Children | Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency | Centerforce DADS | Children's Home Society of California | City of Fremont Youth & Family Services | City of Oakland Early Head Start | City of Oakland Head Start | City of Oakland Police Department | Community Health for Asian Americans | East Bay Agency for Children | East Oakland Community Project | Family Paths | Family Support Services of the Bay Area - Growing Up Strong | First 5 Alameda County | La Clinica De La Raza | La Familia Counseling Service| Lifelong Medical Care | LifeLong Medical West Berkeley | Lincoln Child Center Literacy Lab | Marcus A. Foster Educational Institute | Men Creating Peace Native American Health Center, Inc. | Oakland Housing Authority | Oakland Unified School District | Open Gate | Positive Communication Practices | REACH Ashland Youth Center | Roots Community Health Center | Save Our Children | Soulciety | Tandem, Partners in Early Learning | Teaching Excellence Center | The Institute for the Advanced Study of Black | Family Life & Culture, Inc. | The Mentoring Center | Through the Looking Glass | Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Inc | Triumph Educational Center | UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland | United Way of the Bay Area | Unity Council Head Start Program | Urban Parenting in America | Village-Connect

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
Interested in joining this list of believers?