Men standing on the shoulders of men!

About Us


Who We Are

We are bringing together men and fathers throughout Union County, NJ, emphasizing the importance of fatherhood, awareness and in some situations educating while reminding others to think of what is happening in their lives.


What We Do

The Union County Fatherhood Initiative Coalition (UCFIC) has pioneered healthy father engagement, education and support activities since its start in 2012. UCFIC is dedicated to preparing and supporting fathers and men who lack the resources and connections to fulfill their potential in all spheres of life, including their significant roles as fathers to their children. With Union County NJ as its service area, UCFIC focuses on communities with higher numbers of African American, Latino-Hispanic and low-income men: Elizabeth, Plainfield, Linden, Rahway and Roselle.


Committee Members

Roderick Spearman – Chairman

Ron Richardson – Treasurer

Pastor Carlos Cedeño – Charter Member

Edward Hughes – Charter Member

William Jones – Charter Member

William Stevens – Charter Member

Kevin Caldwell – Member

Alex Elie – Member

Carlos Peralta – Member

Rev. Ron Thomas – Member