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.
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
Those areas are:
Criminal Justice System
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.
Stay Up To Date
Check out our events and activites about issues effecting today's men
Upcoming Events Here is a list of upcoming events
1. Stay Calm Don't Argue
2. Turn off the car and turn on internal lights
3. Open the window
4. Keep your hands where police can see them
5. Upon request show police driver's license, registration and proof of insurance.
6. Politely ask why you are being pulled over.
7. Dont't talk yourself into a ticket
8. Make no moves whil police are talking to you.
9. In certain cases your car can be searched withou warrant. To protect yoursel later, you should state that you do not consent to a search. It is not lawful for police to arrest you simply for refusing to consent to a search.
10. Don't bad mouth a police officer or run away, even if you believe what is happening is unreasonable. This tyoe of behaviour could lead to your arrest.