NiaImani CHOICES will support two major spring events in Prince George’s County, Md. this spring— Christmas in April on April 25 and The South County Fatherhood Summit on May 9.

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 8.07.52 AMChristmas in April is a non-denominational volunteer organization that repairs the homes of senior citizens with low-incomes and/or physical challenges in order to help them live in warmth, safety, and independence.  After months of planning and preparation, Christmas in April culminates in a one day repair effort where NiaImani CHOICES volunteers will join many from the community to assist with activities that will make the lives better for senior citizens. Activities they will assist with include lawn and home repairs like painting walls, cutting grass and planting flowers.  District 5 Prince George’s County Police Officer, PFC Tionna N. Cager will coordinate one of many projects.

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 8.07.55 AMNiaImani CHOICES has agreed to be a sponsoring “Fatherhood Champion” for The South County Fatherhood Summit, which will be held on May 9 at the Colony South Hotel, 7401 Surratt’s Rd. in Clinton, Md. The summit is part of Prince George’s County’s efforts to establish a Fatherhood Initiative in southern Prince George’s County. The National Fatherhood Initiative is a national nonprofit organization that works with communities across the country to establish local research-based efforts to strengthen fatherhood.

The Male Caregivers Umoja Circle group, is part of a signature program of NiaImani CHOICES. Members of the group will participate in informational workshops, literature and resource information sharing. The group strives to maintain unity in the family and community utilizing a holistic approach to connecting with health and human community based resources by offering problem-solving approaches and coping skills to better understand the needs of their loved ones. The ultimate goal of this program is to educate, empower and engage male caregivers subsequently minimizing the stress levels and associated health risk factors.

In addition, the National Fatherhood Initiative has invited NiaImani CHOICES to join the Champions of Fatherhood™.  These leaders are crucial to the National Fatherhood Initiative’s capacity to create, sustain, and extend programs that educate and equip men with the skills they need to be involved, responsible, and committed fathers.