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About FDRC

The FDRC initiates programs designed to foster interaction between African American males and the African American community as a whole. The goal and objective of FDRC programs are as follows:

  • Develop spiritual rebirth
  • Promote cultural awareness
  • Promote positive African-American images

Those interested in volunteering or participating in any of our programs should contact us along with the program of interest.

Project “Lifeline”

This project is a citywide effort that will encourage and support building strong, stable family relationships; encourage civic values and participation, promote personal responsibility and interpersonal communications skills, facilitate the acquisition and strategies of conflict resolution, as well as access to employment opportunities. The primary population served by Project Save a Life are African American males, 18 years and older and their families.


Annual “Father’s Day Picnic” in the Park

Every June, Fairmount Park comes alive, as over 2,000 fathers bring their families for a day of games, communication, food and fun. This popular event focuses on the critical role of the African American male in strengthening his family, his community and society in general. The annual picnic is having its twentieth year celebration and is the longest running urban fatherís day celebration in America.


Black Men in Crisis

Black Men in Crisis is a grassroots endeavor to pull men from across the city together to address four critical areas facing
Philadelphia communities.
Those areas are:
Criminal Justice System
Economic Development
Health Education.

The "David P. Richarson., Rites of Passage Program"

The David P. Richardson, Jr. Rites of Passage Program is a highly innovative approach, tailored to males between the ages of 11 and 18. The Rites is a manhood building program designed to teach the importance and responsibilities of being a man within his family and how actions and words can strengthen the entire community and society. Ultimately, the Rites of Passage is a culturally based curriculum designed to assist young males transition into responsible manhood.

Universal Men’s Health Initiative

Provides men a centralized location to receive health related information, pre-testing, referrals, immediate medical attention and follow-up care/services in a non-threatening environment.


Fathers Fed Up

Fathers Fed Up is an initiative that is providing peer support to fathers and men who have lost love ones to acts of violence. The program will provides counseling for at-risk males, showing them nonviolent ways to resolve disputes and alter confrontational behavior.