Kinsey highlights grant award to local mentorship program

HARRISBURG, March 15 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., said a local organization that focuses on helping fathers embrace a responsible and comprehensive plan of action for their lives is the recipient of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Kinsey was instrumental in securing the $20,000 state grant for the Father’s Heart & Legacy Empowerment Center. The funding will help support the organization’s Empowered Fatherhood Mentoring Program, an initiative that helps men, specifically fathers, with interpersonal skills, responsible fathering, employment preparation and community volunteerism.

“This wonderful grant sponsored by state Representative Stephen Kinsey will give our program the ability to serve more men and expand services that will dramatically influence the high rate of unemployment, community violence and family success in the inner city,” said Muhammad Skakur, CEO of the Father’s Heart & Legacy Empowerment Center. “We are thankful to the Commonwealth of PA and state Representative Stephen Kinsey for this opportunity for growth!”

 “As a proud father of four and an active member of our community, I couldn’t be more thrilled for the Father’s Heart & Legacy organization to receive this grant,” Kinsey said. “The more fathers we can help establish good jobs, find volunteer opportunities and plan life goals, the better our communities will thrive.”

Residents can learn more about the Father’s Heart & Legacy Empowerment Center and the services it offers here.