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Dovetail Project celebrates graduation ceremony for young African American fathers

On Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 pm, 47 young fathers will graduate from The Dovetail Project, a unique fatherhood training initiative for young African American men ages 17 to 24.

The Dovetail ProjectFathers participate in the Dovetail Project for 12 weeks, engaged in an exclusive curriculum of parenting skills, life skills, and felony street law and connecting with a job, GED or trade upon completing the program. The June 14th graduation ceremony will serve as a capstone to their learning experience. Members of the media are invited to join family and friends of graduates as we celebrate the accomplishments of our young fathers.

WHAT: The Dovetail Project’s 18th graduation ceremony

WHEN: Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:30-8:30 pm (photography permitted)

WHERE: The DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E. 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637 (parking is available in the DuSable Museum lot)

WHO: The Dovetail Project’s 18th graduating class of young African-American fathers (47 young African American men ages 17-24), plus:

  • Carl West, keynote speaker
  • Sheldon Smith, Founder and Executive Director, Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018

WHY: The Dovetail Project looks forward to honoring our graduates and the work they are doing to transform both the trajectory of their own and their children’s lives and the persistent narrative of negativity around young African American men. Please join us in changing the narrative!

The Dovetail Project is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to help young African American fathers ages 17 to 24 be better fathers for their children and better men in their communities.


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