March 24, 2023

Vito J. Borrello
Executive Director
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE)
601 King Street, Suites 401-403
Alexandria, VA 22314

Re: Fathers Incorporated’s Response to NAFSCE’s Statement on Healing the Growing Divide Through Equitable Family, School, and Community Partnerships

Dear Mr Borrello,

Fathers Incorporated (FI) commends the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) for its recent statement on healing the growing divide through equitable family, school, and community partnerships. We wholeheartedly support your organization’s stance on equity, inclusion, and collaboration in education. As an organization dedicated to promoting the active engagement of fathers in their children’s lives, we believe our mission aligns seamlessly with NAFSCE’s values and objectives.

The statement’s emphasis on the importance of family engagement resonates with our work at FI. We recognize that responsible fatherhood plays a crucial role in the success and well-being of children. By nurturing strong connections between fathers, schools, and communities, we can foster a more inclusive educational landscape that benefits all families, regardless of their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status.

We appreciate NAFSCE’s commitment to championing equity and fostering an environment that supports authentic partnerships among families, schools, and communities. Fathers Incorporated is dedicated to collaborating with organizations like NAFSCE to ensure that the unique perspectives of fathers are included in the broader conversation on family engagement.

In response to the Statement on Healing the Growing Divide Through Equitable Family, School, and Community Partnerships, Fathers Incorporated pledges to:

  1. Continue our efforts to empower and support fathers in becoming actively engaged in their children’s lives and education.
  2. Collaborate with NAFSCE and other like-minded organizations to promote equity, inclusion, and mutual respect in educational settings.
  3. Advocate for policies and initiatives that prioritize fatherhood engagement as an essential component of family engagement in schools and communities.

Together, we can work toward transformative partnerships that embody the values of equity, inclusion, and collaboration. Fathers Incorporated is proud to stand with NAFSCE in your commitment to fostering equitable family, school, and community partnerships, and we look forward to working together to create a more just and inclusive educational landscape for all children and families.

Thank you for your leadership on this crucial issue. We stand in solidarity with NAFSCE’s statement ( and will continue our efforts to support and empower fathers as integral partners in the education and well-being of their children.


Kenneth Braswell
Fathers Incorporated

Posted by Fathers Incorporated

Fathers Incorporated (FI) is a national, non-profit organization working to build stronger families and communities through the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood. Established in 2004, FI has a unique seat at the national table, working with leaders in the White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family Law, and the Responsible Fatherhood Movement. FI works collaboratively with organizations around the country to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes that lead to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, or geographic location. From employment and incarceration issues, to child support and domestic violence, FI addresses long-standing problems to achieve long-term results for children, their families, the communities, and nation in which they live.

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