TODAY, JOHN RUNS THE VERY PROGRAM THAT HELPED SAVE HIS LIFE. 

The Center for Fathering graduates over 1,000 parents a year from its parenting and healthy relationships classes. For those amenable to starting over, Urban Ventures gives felons and others job training, and hosts private job fairs with businesses that are open to hiring convicted felons.

Over the life of the program, Urban Ventures programs have moved over 800 people from poverty to full-time employment, returning $5 million dollars a year in wages to the community.  

 

 
“What we do here [at the Center for Fathering] is not Pampers and brain development. We’re going to work on the character of the man. Are you clean and sober? Are you working? What values and ethics are you bringing to your child?”
— John Turnipseed