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Fantastic Father Nominee: Garfield Peart

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Name: Garfield Peart

City, State: Atlanta, GA

Occupation: Architect / Lt. Colonel -> Director, Civil Engineering Division, 22 AF; Architect; Sustainable Business Consultant

Number of Children: 1

Why He’s Such A Great Father: He’s very involved with his son in terms of having him in church activities and exposing him to professions, culture and living a life of service.

Community Service Affiliations: Atlanta Center for Creative Inquiry (founder, past president, http://cci-atl.org/), National Sigma Beta Club Foundation (Board member of this youth auxiliary of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.), National Organization of Minority Architects, Atlanta Chapter (President-Elect), American Institute of Architects, Atlanta Chapter (Director of Academic Affairs), 2012 Ford Freedom Unsung Heroes Award; Military, American Institute of Architects Young Leaders Program, General Chappie James, Jr. National Mentoring Award; First Runner-Up.

How He Helps Others in His Community: He is the co-founder and past president of a 10-year-old program that introduces principles of architecture and engineering to high school students in several Atlanta area schools. They also provide scholarships and introductions to other teen development programs.

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