Zoom with Expectant & New Dads with kids 0-3 years

Saturday, October 3, 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am (Eastern Time – New York)

Celebrate the Best of You with Other Dads. Build a strong Fatherhood Network Together to benefit the future of your children.

Meeting ID: 878 9166 3443
Password: 588147ston)

For more information contact Fatherhood Task Force: 305.812.4000


Most Valuable Father Award June & July 2020

Chef Cory White is a New Jersey-born Chef who moved to the coast of Florida at the age of 13, where he was exposed to all the fresh seafood that the Atlantic Ocean has offer, this started his love of seafood and food as a whole.

From early on, Chef White knew he enjoyed creating food to please his friends and family. At age 24 he followed his passion to New York City where he got his start working for Jean Georges at Spice Market. That sparked a love for working in fine dining and lead him to work his way around NYC at some of of the most well-regarded restaurants in the country, including the iconic Four Seasons Restaurant, The Modern, Ai Fiori, and Mario Batali’s Babbo, he has also participated in dinners at The James Beard House in New York City. Chef White recently relocated to Miami where he continues the standards of amazing food and service that he has honed in his professional career.

Chef Cory White, Our Most Valuable Father for June and July 2020 nurtures his children’s genius by being present in their lives.

What does it mean to you to be a father?

A father to me should be a good example for his child, be present, lead by example, be nurturing, understanding and responsible. These are simple words but speak volumes when I think about being around children. Being a father means to be thoughtful about what I say and how I treat children. I am aware that I am raising a child who is going out in the world and I want my children to be decent human beings. I don’t focus on being rich or driving fancy cars; riches will come from being a good human being.


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Cooking At Home With Chef Cory


An uplifting and inspirational article in the Miami Herald featuring Fatherhood Task Force Fathers.

“A message to their sons —You are loved and smart, but you must fight for racial justice.”


JUNE 20, 2020



The World of Sports Supports Fathers in Education Day


These dedicated, enthusiastic and diverse father/community leaders met for almost two years to develop the Best Practices of Fatherhood workshop for High School students under the direction of The Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida with the support of The Children’s Trust under the late Gus Barreiro, a champion for children. Their mission was to establish a program that would show young people they cared about their future as they contemplate life’s decisions. With one out of four children growing up without a father, the father team strongly felt that by encouraging young people to think about their future goals and the skills involved, they would impact their thoughts about finishing school, community building, family goals, and being engaged participant in making informed decisions. 

The fathers’ commitment to this program and their individual and group work with youth has earned them the distinction of Great Contributors to Youth Development. This program is in tribute to Gus Barreiro who tirelessly fought for young men who he spent many years mentoring and providing them hope for the future.

La’Mott Croom, Jonathan Eastman, Kacey Merchant, Antwayne Leland, Denrich Everitt, Ijamyn Gray, Corey Patterson


Through a participatory learning approach, high school students will learn what it means to be an engaged father as a life choice. Community father-leaders/facilitators collaborate with students to provide a life-long timeline supporting academic achievement, community building, family engagement, how to plan for the future and become the master of their own goals.

To inquire about scheduling a workshop at your school, community center or faith-based organization,
Contact Holly Zwerling 305.812.4000



Fatherhood Squad Reading and Mentoring Program Video

2019 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent’s Choice Award


This father driven fun loving educational program engages fathers and male models to volunteer as readers and mentors to children in schools and centers. Call 305 812-4000 for more information.  Consultation, materials and Neighborhood Dads book available to guide you.

Please contact HOLLY ZWERLING for more information. or call 305.812.4000

Most Valuable Father Award

February: Antwayne Leland

Despite Challenges of Diabetes, Most Valuable Father Antwayne Leland, Stands as a Role Model at Son’s School. “I volunteer at my child’s school because I know the students need a male role model to guide them.”


January: Antwayne Leland (view full story)


June: Mayor Carlos A. Giménez (view full story)

June: Supt. Alberto Carvalho (view full story)

June: James. R. Haj (view full story)

June: David Lawrence, Jr. (view full story)

June: Vance Aloupis (view full story)

June: Lonnie Lawrence (view full story)

June: Dr. Wil Blechman (view full story)

June: Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky (view full story)

June: Dr. Etiony Aldarondo (view full story)

April-May: Brian Person (view full story)

February-March: Gregory Williams (view full story)

January: Emmanuel Philogene (view full story)


December: Alan Jackowitz (view full story)

November: Staff Sgt Select Jose Bolanos (view full story)

October: Henri Francois (view full story)

Fatherhood Magazine: Especially for future, expectant, new and experienced fathers and their families.

7th Annual Fathers In Education Day and Fathers In Action & Advocacy Week Were A Virtual Success! 

Thank you to all the schools and fathers and others who participated virtually.

A partnership with M-DCPS Office of Community Engagement and The Parent Academy

An impressive 233 M-DCPS schools, 19 Community Partners and 1000s of Fathers and Male-role Models participate in Fathers in Education Day and Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week.  The initiatives were designed to increase involvement in schools throughout Miami-Dade County by giving fathers and male role models more opportunities to influence children’s learning by being present in their schools. Activities included reading, telling stories, share interests and attending workshops for fathers and families. Children’s perception of fathers, male role models and men was affected positively by their involvement and commitment. These programs reinforce summer reading, connections between fathers and their children and support academic enrichment throughout the school year.





Holly Zwerling, CEO/President Fatherhood Task Force

John D. Pace, M-DCPS Central Region Superintendent

Alberto Carvalho, M-DCPS Superintendent

Barbara Mendizábal, M-DCPS South Region Superintendent

Jose Bueno, M-DCPS North Region Superintendent

Mari Tere Rojas, M-DCPS School Board Member, District 6

M-DCPS Principals

Fathers & Male Role-Models

Malcolm Solomon, Father & his son

New Fatherhood

Holly Zwerling, CEO/President of the Fatherhood Task Force and new father Malcolm Solomon spoke about the FTF and New Fatherhood on WLRN Topical Currents. Here’s the link: Happy Fathers Day every day to all new and seasoned fathers and male role models who are engaged in children’s lives.

Malcolm Solomon, Father Holly Zwerling, FTFSF
Topical Currents on WLRN Joseph Cooper, Host & Executive Producer (Seated) Holly Zwerling, FTFSF Bonnie Berman, Associate Producer Malcolm Solomon, Father
Richard Ives, Senior Producer Holly Zwerling, FTFSF Malcolm Solomon, Father

Paternal Healthcare & Education Conference

Focus on Expectant and New Fathers’ Health and Rights & Responsibilities