For Dads

Cambridge Dads is a program of the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative (AFC) and the Center for Families (CFF), created to increase fatherhood engagement in programming. We strive to ensure dads are engaged, informed, and feel supported in their role as parents, and to change the culture of Cambridge’s social services network to be more father-inclusive.

We work with fathers and father-figures who live, learn, work, play and pray in Cambridge, and have at least one child between the ages of birth to eight years. Currently, Cambridge Dads consists of the following activities:

For Dads and Children

We offer activities where dads can play with their children and connect with other dads, such as:

  • Dads and Kids BBQ
  • Dads and Kids Cook
  • Dads and Kids at the Gym

For Dads Only

We offer activities where dads can learn new skills and resources and connect with other dads, such as:

  • 24/7 Dads – An evidence based series designed to help fathers gain parenting skills and effective skills for healthy family relationships.
  • Dads Talk! – Discussion groups that meet to talk about topics such as what it means to be a father, different parenting styles and the portrayal of fathers in the media.
  • New Dads – Specific workshops and discussion groups for new dads.
  • One on One Support – Availability to meet with fathers and connect them with resources.
  • Workshops – Topics such as: Co-Parenting, Discipline & Behavior, Reading & Talking with Children

Stay Connected

To learn more and stay up to date on the latest offerings, contact Cambridge Dads by:

  • Phone call or text message: 617-543-8725
  • Email:
  • Text father to 877-936-3237 (standard text messaging rates apply) to receive a text once a week about fatherhood, events, and activities to do with your kids in Cambridge.

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