M.A.N.C.A.V.E.

M.A.N.C.A.V.E.

The GPUL M.A.N. C.A.V.E Fatherhood Program seeks to take a leadership role and commit to fostering the positive relationship of fathers or male role models with their children.

ABOUT M.A.N. C.A.V.E.

Marion Hill has been employed by the City of Phoenix Human Services Department for 19 years. In his current role as the Greater Phoenix Urban League Program Coordinator, Marion provides training/technical assistance in Head Start program operations and budget/fiscal administration.

Marion is most proud of the creation and implementation of M.A.N. C.A.V.E. (Men All Need to be Caring Actively-Engaged, and Encouraged). M.A.N. C.A.V.E. encourages fathers/male role models to be actively engaged in their child's growth and development through monthly meetings and activities throughout the school year, which culminates in an annual M.A.N. C.A.V.E Fatherhood Summit. M.A.N .C.A.V.E. is in its fourth year of operation and has seen more than 1600 males participate. Marion is now bringing M.A.N. C.A.V.E to the Greater Phoenix Urban League along with expanded programming, including the Nurturing Fathers Program. The GPUL M.A.N. C.A.V.E program will provide community-wide professional development opportunities on topics impacting men to become more caring, actively-engaged, vested, and encouraged!

Marion is also a Gurian Institute certified trainer who provides training to teachers and parents on brain development and the differences between the way boys and girls learn. He is working closely with Michael Gurian and the Greater Phoenix Urban League on a pilot program to address the “Boy Crisis” through equity in education in the classroom and the home.

The GPUL M.A.N. C.A.V.E Fatherhood Program seeks to take a leadership role and commit to fostering the positive relationship of fathers or male role models with their children. Though Marion’s leadership, we promote the important roles of both parents, mothers, and fathers, and in doing so; improve the lives of children and families and promote father and male engagement.