A father’s initiative: Paul Gayle had no job, no money, a new baby and 16 lessons from the Obama administration to teach him what to do next

by Eli Saslow

Paul and his daughter head home after attending a fatherhood development class at Next Door Foundation. Lately Paul had had been purchasing his Pampers one at a time, repeating the same transaction so often at a corner store that a clerk had dubbed it the Daddy Paul Special, 75 cents for a single cigarette and a size-3 diaper. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post

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