National Partnership for Reinventing Government
July 31, 1998

Connecting Fathers Conference Slated for Oakland, CA

Vice President Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government will co-convene the Strengthening Families Through Public/Private Partnerships: Connecting Fathers conference in Oakland, CA. August 27 and 28. Fathers, representatives of community-based organizations and churches and others will gather to discuss and partner in efforts to help never-married, noncustodial dads become better parents and providers.

The conference will be held at the Oakland City Center Marriott and will feature Dr. Alvin Poussaint, leading authority on family dynamics; Geoffrey Canada, President/CEO of Rheedlen Centers for Children and Families; and, Edward James Olmos, Academy Award-nominee and family activist.

On Friday, fathers will talk frankly about issues ranging from employment to child support and relationships with their children's mothers. The closing session will include experts discussing program funding, research, policy and government.

Other co-conveners include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Region IX (HHS) and the National Center for Strategic Nonprofit Planning and Community Leadership (NPCL).

The conference fee is $100 for registration on or before August 5. After that the fee is $125. Agencies are invited to share information about their programs by setting up an agency display. Cost for exhibition display is $50 per agency for a six-foot skirted table, sign and admittance of one person to staff your exhibit. For more information, visit
Call NPCL at (202) 822-6725 Ext.107.

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