Kenneth Braswell

Kenneth BraswellKenneth Braswell is the founder and Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated, and works collaboratively with organizations around the country, to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes.  This leads to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, ethnicity, or geographic location. From employment and incarceration issues, child support and domestic violence, Braswell has worked tirelessly to address long-standing problems; to achieve long-term results for children, their families, the communities, and nation in which they live. Under the leadership of Mr. Braswell, Fathers Incorporated currently serves as the prime contractor for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, providing technical assistance to President Obama’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.

Kenneth has spent over 25 years in the service of family and community; beginning his career as a radio broadcaster for 15+ years and a community newspaper publisher for 10 years. 

Eventually, Braswell became the Director of the New York State Fatherhood Initiative, overseeing more than $11 million in programs, conducting a $1 million comprehensive evaluation, and managing the NYS Noncustodial Earned Income Tax Credit.  Throughout his career, he has managed over $50 million in Fatherhood Programming.  

With his unique ability to view the world, through the eyes of children, Braswell created Fathers Incorporated in 2004. With national and international missions, the agency has provided capacity building services to thousands of organizations, working to ensure that fathers contribute to the healthy well-being of their children. 

Braswell is the author of "When The Tear Won't Fall: One Man's Journey Through The Intimate Struggles of Manhood and Fatherhood”, “Gentle Warriors”, and his  recently released children’s book “Daddy There’s a Noise Outside”; a book that teaches parents how to speak to their children about protesting injustices in their community.   

In addition to writing books, Mr. Braswell is also the creator of two powerful documentaries: “Spit’in Anger”, which explores the veiled anger in men that have grown up fatherless; and “Dark Hearts”, which addresses the lack of communication that inhibits positive co-parenting.  

As a much sought after keynote speaker, presenter, trainer and media consultant, Braswell has been featured and mentioned in Essence Magazine, The Crisis, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Root, The Huffington Post and numerous of other media outlets. He has appeared as a guest on the Tavis Smiley television show, and has served as a radio host for Smiley, as well.  Mr. Braswell has also developed and hosted his very own television show “Dad’s Eye View”. Braswell is also a blogger for his very own blog entitled “Dad’s Pad”.    

Kenneth has had numerous awards bestowed upon him, including recently receiving the prestigious Ebony MANifest Honors Award, and the inaugural Black and Married with Kids Standards Award.  

Braswell serves as a board member of several organizations, which currently include the National Black Child Development Institute – Albany Chapter. Previously, he served on both the Albany NAACP and Capital District YMCA boards, and held the position of vice-president for the Urban League of Northeastern New York. 

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, now Kenneth currently resides in Atlanta. He is a proud father of five beautiful children, an uncle, grandfather, and husband to his lovely wife, Tracy. 

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