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PBS So Cal Fatherhood Commercial

PBS So Cal Fatherhood Commercial



My personal life goal is that children are equipped with the necessary resources to lead successful lives, by empowering fathers to play an active role in their child's academic development." 

Donald P. Williams III   

Founder/ Executive Director

MPA, Executive Non-Profit Management 

B.S. Exercise Science

Minor: Chemistry

My passion for father/ male engagement began when I moved back to Los Angeles, CA from Slidell, LA (after helping his family rebuild from Hurricane Katrina) to reconnect with my father. Being the eldest of 4 brothers helped me understand the importance of having a strong family unit. While working as a Male Engagement Coordinator for a local Head Start Program and reconnecting with my dad. That's where my passion met my purpose and lead us to start the D.A.D Project, so every child can build lasting relationships with their father.  D.A.D Project's mission is to support children and families who may not have access to high quality education, food, and other life essential resources.  By building strong corporate and community partnerships is our way of leveling the playing field, so children who may feel "left out" or value themselves as "less than" are empowered to chase their dreams!


I have nearly 2 decades of experience as a Father Engagement Program Developer and founded the D.A.D Project to give fathers in Los Angeles County the opportunity to support their children's education. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science, Minor in Chemistry from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from California State Long Beach, where I was honored as their Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient 2021

I hope you enjoyed visiting our website and we truly appreciate your support!  Our program is lead by volunteers "just like you" who want to leave a lasting impression on their community.  If you haven't already, please send us your contact info and join us at one of our many D.A.D Projects taking place nationwide!  


We hope to see you there!

Donald P. Williams III

Providing opportunities for fathers/ father figures to play an active role in their child's education is our highest priority!

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