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September 15, 2009

New Father, New Life

Among the many Americans searching for jobs are young, first-time fathers. Richard Gardner of Chicago says when he learned that his girlfriend was pregnant, he immediately stopped hanging out with gang members and found work as an evening janitor. Now he's attending nursing school and reaching out to other young fathers. Dick Gordon talks to him about how being raised in a two-parent home didn't deter him from gang life and what sacrifices he's made to be a positive example to his three-year-old son Richard Jr. 

  • Learn more about Metropolitan Family Services, a group that helped Richard.
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