Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit

Participant receives information regarding educational opportunities offered at a local technical college

Participant taking advantage of
free on-site health screenings to know and understanding his numbers

Participants engaged in discussion on Child Support 101

 Mayor Tom Barrett Hosts 10th Annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit

"Celebrating 10 Years of Building Better Fathers and Families" 

Date: October 16-17, 2015
Location: Destiny Youth Plaza
  7210 N. 76th St.
  Milwaukee WI  53223
Registration Begins: 7:15am
General Assembly:

8:00am - 4:30pm - Friday and 8:00am - 12pm - Saturday

Event Purpose:  

Men from around the Milwaukee area will mark the 10th year of getting the oportunity to become more effective fathers. The two-day event has been purposeful in bringing men together to discuss the issue of fatherlessness; identify solutions and resources; promote positive images of the father role and gather data to help address the many obstacles that prevent men from being involved.

The guiding principle's for this year's event is concentrating our efforts more on "service delivery" to allow greater interaction between service providers and summit participants - where providers offer direct access to services. This year our event focus areas are:

  • Child Support
  • Driver's License Recovery
  • Health/Screening
  • Education
  • Job Fair
  • Job Training/Employment
  • Family Court
  • Resource Fair

Volunteers will assist in helping the fathers get the most out of the day by coaching them through understanding the challenges that exist and recommending the resources that are available on-site to address it.

Many vendors have been invited that focuses on the areas of Employment, Employment Training Services, Financial Education, Healthcare Awareness, Education & Training, Driver’s License Recovery, Insurance, Child Support Enforcement, and much more.

Event Highlights:

  • On-site child support case review
  • On-site traffic case review
  • Expungement
  • Job & Resource Fair 
  • Health Fair and Screenings

Pre-Registration - You must pre-register to receive child support and driver's license recovery assistance

Your Pre-Registration includes:

  • MFI Event Gift Bag loaded with premium gift items from our vendors
  • Access to Child Support Debt Reduction
  • Access to Driver’s License Recovery services
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch (Friday Only)

**Please note that items listed above are only guaranteed with pre-registration and on a first-come first-served basis**

Registration Deadline is Noon - Wednesday, October 14

Online: "Register Now" by following the link or just scroll to the bottom of this page.

By Fax: Complete registration form and fax to Social Development Commission at 414.906.2707 to the attention of the Community Relations Department

Photograph/Videotape Release

Please note that by registering for this event you hereby give your permission to the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative to use any photos or videotape material taken of yourself during the 10th Annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th, 2015.

You further give them permission to place the finished film(s)/photograph(s)/videotape(s), audio recording, written text or testimonials to any use, including commercial use, that the MFI, SDC and SDF staff, contractors and /or volunteers may deem proper.

Volunteers are what make an event such as this successful.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer interest form and fax to the number indicated on the form.

Confirmed Employment Vendors Include:

  • Staff One
  • Urban Choice
  • Kleenmark
  • Double Tree Hotel
  • Cle
  • FedEx Ground New Berlin
  • an Power
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Hilton
  • Southstar Trucking
  • Night Owls Services
  • Seek Staffing
  • Aerotek
  • Lowes
  • Hearlove Place
  • Manpower
  • Outpost Natural Foods
  • Advanced Health Care
  • City of Milwaukee - Department of Works

The above employers are seeking candidates in the areas of Seasonal Parcel Assistants, Foundry Workers, CNC Machinists, Industrial Painters, Restoration Techs, Commercial Movers, CNA's, LPN's, RN's, etc.


Check back soon as the list is frequently updated content detail, pre-registration instructions and listing of vendor participation.

Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors




2015 Fatherhood Summit Registration Form

First Name Last Name
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)    
Address Zip Code
Phone (123-456-7890) Email
Will this be your first time attending the Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit? 

What is your age? How many children do you have?
What is your gender? Are you employed?
What is your ethnicity? How did you hear about the summit? Family & Friends
Other (please Specify)   Service Agency (SDC, UMOS, etc.)
Education Level   Advertising (radio, TV, newspaper, etc.)

I would like to sign up to talk with someone about my child support issues.                                   
I would like to sign up to talk with someone about my driver's license issues.                                
I have a criminal record that hinders me from employment, education or Housing                          


PLEASE NOTE: After you properly fill out all form fields and click on the submit button below, you will receive a THANK YOU message.  If you DO NOT receive this message, your registration was not accepted. Please try again.

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