The city announced that it will be appointing a "Citywide Fatherhood Services Coordinator," to strengthen the role of fathers in children's lives. The coordinator will make sure city services are engaging and encouraging fathers. Mayor Bloomberg said, "Strong families make a strong New York. But too many children in this city are growing up without their fathers. We want more children in our city to experience the encouragement, support and love of their fathers." The city says 32% of NYC children under age 17 live in households without a father—and "54% of black and 43% of Latino children grow up in fatherless households." More details about other dad-boosting programs agencies are launching here.