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CROWDRISE : May 02, 2014
Tax ID: 36-4419939
BASED: Chicago, IL, United States


The Dovetail Project

When you save a father, you save a generation.

Organization's Mission

The mission of The Dovetail Project is to teach young African-American fathers, ages 17 to 24, the parenting skills, life skills, and job readiness skills that will empower them to be better fathers to their children; to give them the tools and resources to establish and strengthen their parental and to encourage them to own responsibility for the emotional and economic viability of their families.

The Dovetail program focuses on providing options to high risk youth who are fathers. Using a detailed 12‐week curriculum developed through research by Sheldon Smith, Dovetail’s Founder and Director, supplemented by parenting and life skills instructors, and frequent guest speakers, the fathers learn about the roles, rights, and responsibilities of fatherhood, and their importance in the lives of their children. Dovetail also includes a strong component addressing Felony Street Law thereby helping these young men avoid incarceration and stay present in their children’s lives.

Tax ID: 36-4419939 •


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