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Favorite Fathers

We want to invite your participation in the Favorite Fathers of New Orleans 2013 Ceremony.  The New Orleans Fatherhood Consortium and Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center are proud co-sponsors of this year’s Favorite Fathers event.  We want members of your agency, school, and/or church to nominate fathers to receive recognition.  This powerful event will spotlight men across the city of New Orleans that model positive fatherhood behaviors.  The Reception and Recognition Ceremony will take place Friday, June 14, 2013, from 6pm to 8:30pm at Loyola University’s Danna Center (St. Charles Room). We are aiming for recognition of 100 fathers! We fell a little short of our goal last year but we are counting on our partners to help us meet the goal of lifting up 100 fathers who make New Orleans a great place for families and communities. 

Why a "Favorite Fathers" program?

Fathers are the foundation of strong families.  While father absence in families continues to be a problem, there are countless numbers of men who have dignified themselves by being great fathers to their children.  Often, these fathers go unrecognized for the good things they do.  The Favorite Fathers of the New Orleans area will showcase role model fathers who are making vital contributions as parents and men in the community.

"Favorite Fathers" Nominations

We need YOU to nominate fathers to receive Favorite Father Awards of 2013. Complete our online form or download and submit your form at Ashé Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd) or Lindy Boggs Center (6363 St. Charles Ave). Please submit your nominations by Friday, May 24, 2013.  For more information on the nomination process, guidelines/criteria, or the event, please email Gregory Rattler, Jr.

All Favorite Father Nominees will be notified of their nomination as nominations are received. Then each Favorite Father celebrant must have a photo taken by our photographer Peter Nakhid at Ashe Cultural Arts Center, located at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. The photos will be taken from May 24th- June 7th 2013 and each celebrant will be given the opportunity to select a time. 

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