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File #: 181111    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 12/13/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: Honoring the life and legacy of David Fattah, Sr.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember O'Neill, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy18111100
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Honoring the life and legacy of David Fattah, Sr.

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WHEREAS, A Philadelphia native and co-founder of the House of Umoja, Inc., David Fattah earned two Master Degrees in Education, a Secondary Principal's Certificate and Special Education Certificate, Teaching Certificate for Elementary Education, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Temple University which included 1.5 years in Corporate Law. He received a Master's Degree in Education and Administration from Cheyney State University and was a 2018 Ph.D. candidate at North Central University; and

WHEREAS, Fattah was the Patriarch of the House of Umoja, Inc. and its Director of Community Outreach for 50 years. The House of Umoja, Inc., established in 1968, is an internationally acclaimed organization which has designed and implemented global models for eradicating violence, fostering community development, creating economic sustainability, and addressing many of the key challenges which prevent boys and adolescent males from reaching their full potential and maturing into productive and successful adults; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Fattah worked under contract with the Philadelphia School District's Office of Climate and Safety and served as Team Leader for the House of Umoja, Inc's Safety Support twenty-member team. He developed programs and provided crisis intervention along with strategic activities to improve and maintain the appropriate school climate in fifteen schools. Fattah also facilitated the education and nurturing of over approximately 3,000 adolescent males who resided at the House of Umoja, Inc., moving them from high-risk behavior to productive citizenship; and

WHEREAS, In 2007, the House of Umoja, Inc. was selected to organize and lead the National Million Father March by its creator, Mr. Phillip Jackson, Founder and Executive Director of the Black Star Project headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Serving as the City of Philadelphia's Coordinator for the National Mi...

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