Male Engagement Institute
By serving dads, we change generations. By educating social work and mental health professionals, we change systems. Fathers’ UpLift aims not only to provide services directly to fathers and families, but also to impact the institutions and structures intended to serve them throughout society. In order to accomplish this goal, we have three varying levels of engagement made available to students, social workers, and mental health professionals and community activists.
The United States Therapist Recruitment (USTR) Fellowship
Fathers’ UpLift’s United States Therapist Recruitment (USTR) Fellowship exists to increase the number of BIPOC therapists in the mental health, behavioral health, and addictions field. Each summer, Fathers’ UpLift will select 14 USTR Fellows from spring applicants attending graduate schools at accredited colleges & universities in the United States of America. Twelve fellows will be selected from the state of Massachusetts, and two students will be chosen from other states. All second-year Master’s & Doctoral-level students required to complete a field practicum are strongly encouraged to apply.
Fathers’ UpLift takes a limited number of interns each year, ranging from undergrad to grad school students, with the goal of helping them to gain an increased understanding of mental health services, racial equity, fatherhood and families.
Fathers’ UpLift is an organization with a unique, holistic, interconnected approach to mental health, fatherhood, racial equity, and reentry. Our evidence-based intervention has proven results well-above what is typical for mental health and community service agencies. If you are a mental health professional or community worker interested in purchasing a license to become a certified FUL partner practitioner, please email for more information.
RACISM: A guide for Black Professionals Experiencing racism in the workplace
Our CEO, Dr. Charles Daniels, Jr. created a free downloadable guide for black professionals experiencing racism in their workplace. The guide includes a set of strategies and exercises that can be useful when confronted with racism in various settings.