Support for Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit

The 8th Annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit is quickly approaching and the list of supporters for the event is growing.

The annual two-day event is bringing together a wide range of organizations, agencies and businesses to provide resources to build stronger fathers.

The goal is to create more effective dads and, in turn, stronger families and communities.

The Summit will be held Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th at Destiny Youth Plaza located at 7210 N. 76th Street in Milwaukee.

It is being organized by the Office of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative in partnership with the Social Development Commission.

Major sponsors of the summit to date include the City of Milwaukee, Housing Authority of Milwaukee, the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation, the Helen Bader Foundation, Johnson Controls, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Wisconsin Energy Foundation, Guaranty Bank and the Salvation Army.

One focus for the Summit will on the Affordable Care Act with information provided on how the new health insurance system will work, what residents’ options are, and how they can sign up.

There will also be a Health, Job and Resource Fair that will provide health screenings, access to businesses who are hiring, and other valuable resources and programs.

Preregistration for the free event is underway.

Interested fathers can sign up through the Milwaukee Fatherhood and SDC websites at or