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

Rod Spearman – Chairman, Trustee and Charter Member
Kevin Caldwell – Vice Chairman, Trustee and Member
Ron Richardson – Treasurer, Trustee and Charter Member
Rev. Ron Thomas – Secretary, Trustee and Member
Edward Hughes – Charter Member and Trustee
William Stevens – Charter Member and Trustee
Rev. Carlos Cedeno – Charter Member
William Jones – Charter Member
Robert Ballat – Member
Alex Elie – Member
Carlos Peralta – Member