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Fatherhood Initiative


Eduardo Picazo

Family Engagement, Outreach, and Equity Specialist

Southgate Elementary School

John Masis

Family Engagement, Outreach, and Equity Specialist

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School





Dear Cafe Dad Participants, 


Thank you for taking the time to participate in our fatherhood monthly workshops. The fatherhood program receives grant funding from First 5 Alameda County. The grant requires that fathers complete the following survey. Please help us in obtaining feedback. 


For more information about Cafe Dad and programs for fathers/father figures please visit


Sabrina Aranda 


Estimados participantes de Café Dad,


Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para participar en nuestros talleres mensuales de paternidad. El programa de paternidad recibe subvenciones de los Primeros 5 del Condado de Alameda. La subvención requiere que los padres completen la siguiente encuesta. Por favor, ayúdenos a obtener comentarios.




Para obtener más información sobre Cafe Dad y los programas para padres/figuras paternas, visite



Sabrina Aranda


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Fatherhood Events and Programs 

(Once a month on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6pm)

Cafe Dad -  January Meeting 01/13 6 - 7:30 PM Virtual
Cafe Dad - February Meeting 02/10 6 - 7:30 PM Virtual
Cafe Dad - March Meeting 03/10 6 - 7:30 PM     Virtual
Cafe Dad - April Meeting 04/07 6 - 7:30 PM     Virtual
Cafe Dad - May Meeting 05/12 6 - 7:30 PM     Virtual
Cafe Dad - June Meeting 06/09 6 - 7:30 PM     Virtual

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Services funded by First 5 Alameda County and the Alameda County Fathers Corps

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The HUSD Fatherhood Initiative

Nine years ago the Hayward Unified School District started the initiative to intentionally involve fathers in schools through an event called the Million Father March. The Million Fathers March (MFM) is an opportunity for dads, uncles, grandfathers, coaches, mentors, clergy, men’s groups, and organizations to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children throughout the school year by escorting children to school on this day.

Today the district is working to expand resources and support to fathers through a number of workshops, events, and programs. In November 2018 the district started with a 12-week R3 Fatherhood Class a partnership program with Healthy Relationships California. A new class series will begin in March at Winton Middle School.

The district has also teamed up with La Familia and First 5 Father Corps to train male staff and Parent Ambassadors to attend a series of train the trainer workshops. The group of fathers will kick off a new Cafe Dad drop-in opportunity at the Parent Resource Center HUB starting in mid-March 2019. 

Working to uplift fathers and families!