• About us:

     

    What we do:

    • At Community Dad, we strive to simplify the lives of parents assisting with pick-up and drop-off from school or after school when you can't make it.  Emergency pick-ups are our specialty.

    Why this service at this time:

    • Through my own experiences as a working parent, too many times has my scheduled changed and conflicted with picking up my children on-time from their various schools and after-school activities.  With the delays and interruptions come stress and late fees as many programs charge by the minute for late pickup.
    • As a father of (3) children, my wife and I can only be at one location at a time and we try to divide and conquer, but (2) parents are not easily divisible by (3) kids and someone is always needing some location assistance.  
    • As a school counselor in the NYC Department of Education, I have always been the flexible parent in our household, therefore my wife always volunteered me to pick up the children and occasionally their friends to and from school in our neighborhood.
    • As a person of color, I seek to restore the image of Black men as caregivers for the community.  I am not alone in the neighborhood picking up my children and I have developed a network of qualified Pick-Up professionals to take on the task at hand.  
    • As it became a consistent request, I thought, I can do this full time and the rest is history

    Services:

    PICK UP AND DROP OFF SERVICES:

    • Emergency Pick-up and Drop-off in the Harlem Area
    • Half-Day Pick-Up with planned activities in the neighborhood 
    • Culture Day Activites  closed schools days (like professional development days) and one-off holiday closures
  • Community Dad

    Pick up/Drop off Process

    1

    Get in touch

    Give us a call, ask about our services at

    (347) 878-9657

    2

    Formal Introduction

    Let us meet and greet

    then we assign you a Community Dad Pick-up Pal and make sure we are all happy to work together

    3

    Register Community Dad with School/Afterschool

    Add Community Dad as a pick-up provider at your child's locations, ie School, Afterschool, Daycare, Extra-Curricular activity location.

    4

    Let us help you!

    Rest assured that we are here to support you as a parent for those times when time is not on your side

  • Meet our Founder

    Roger Maloney

    A Community Dad indeed!

    As a native New Yorker, longtime Harlem resident, and father of 3 children (2 middle schoolers and a rambunctious toddler) this former school intervention specialist knows a thing or two about juggling many hats when it comes to family, work and community.

     

    Roger formerly worked in Media (radio and television) before he changed careers to work with at-risk you in the city's educational system. At the same time he became a father, he began working as a SAPIS/Youth Development Counselor in the Bronx, working closely with children in elementary through High School whose benefitted from a strong male presence in their lives. Locally, Roger was a Sunday school coordinator at a Harlem based church and volunteers continuously at his children's school-based activities.

     

    Empowering young people to navigate challenges to successful outcomes is his passion and helping Parents navigate their children so everybody wins makes this new endeavor worthwhile.

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