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Public Policy, Programs And Advocacy

The foundation provides non-partisan, educational research, public policy development, and analysis of various issues of social and economic importance of Michigan’s Black Communities, and implements associated programs and services which enhance the quality of life of children and families.


Support the Alma G. Stallworth Scholarship Fund

Purchase Books Written by
Dr. Alma G. Stallworth

All proceeds support the Alma G. Stallworth Scholarship Fund which provide scholarships annually to Detroit high school graduates pursing higher education. To learn more about the Scholarship Fund, please contact Mrs. Shirley Sorrell, Chair Scholarship Committee at (313) 285-9234.

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Public Policy Challenges and Proposed Direction as articulated by African American Thought Leaders


The Ambassador Club is Detroit’s largest youth leadership development organization.


Achieving goals through the cooperative administration of Domestic and International Fellowship programs.


This program provides tutorial, homework assistance and credit recovery to ensure high school completion.


Training that supports making healthy life choices and following a path to personal empowerment.


During a six week summer program middle and high school students will learn and practice import life skills.


Become a more effective leader; and make your community a better place to live.

Drug Free Youth In Detroit Coalition

Shinese Johnson, Coalition Coordinator and Health & Wellness School Based Program Lead

The Drug Free Youth In Detroit Coalition is a Black Caucus Foundation of Michigan Initiative dedicated to engaging the Cody Rouge Community to reduce underage alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. To get involved become an Advisory Board Member by clicking the Application Link Below. The coalition meets virtually the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. If you have any questions, please Contact Shinese Johnson, Coalition Coordinator and Navigation To Success Lead at

Click the link below to complete Advisory Board Membership Form:
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“Words are Wonderful but Deeds Are Divine”

The photos in the gallery below are worth a thousand words of insight into the work of “the foundation” and programs for which we need your support. After reviewing the photo gallery please contact us regarding how you can help.


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We raise awareness about causes that affect critical public policies.

Operations and Training Executive

Professor Nicole T. Stallworth

Professor Nicole T. Stallworth is the Operations and Training Executive for the Black Caucus Foundation of Michigan (BCFM), a Non-Profit organization dedicated to improving life quality for minorities and African Americans through public policy research and development, advocacy and delivering direct services. Professor Stallworth has served as the Foundation’s Executive Director from 2015 – 2018 and the Dean of Administration from 2011 – 2015 for the Foundation’s Institute for Leadership Development & Career Advancement.

She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Central Michigan University. She has experience managing and directing human service programs serving Detroit children and families, including directing educational programs for the Foundation’s Institute for Leadership Development and Career Advancement programs that were created in 2010.

Under her leadership, BCFM has grown its partnerships to expand the school-based substance abuse Education Prevention Program to provide access to mental services for youth along with their families. Professor Stallworth has collaborated with the Michigan Construction Design Coalition for ten years to plan the Annual Construction Science Expo to expose middle and high school students in the Foundation’s Navigation To Success Program to careers in engineering and skilled trades. Through this partnership over 5,000 youth from the City of Detroit have benefited from this effort. The Black Caucus Foundation of Michigan was awarded the Michigan Prevention Association Prevention Organization of the Year Award in November 2017 under Professor Stallworth leadership.

Professor Nicole T. Stallworth is the Co-Founder of Healthy Empowered Women H.E.W., which is an online community that promotes healthy weight for women, improves women health and provides resources for women. Professor Stallworth is also the President of Utility Services of America, which is a minority utility line consulting firm. She has taught Science and Mathematics for the Science Engineering Mathematics Academy (SEMA), a program at Wayne State University for K-12 students that exposes them to careers in Space Aeronautics.

Professor Stallworth was the Chief of Staff for State Representative Alma G. Stallworth and John Espinoza. State Representative Alma G. Stallworth, represented Northwest Detroit and State Representative John Espinoza represented parts of St. Clair County and Sanilac County in its entirety. She supervised staff and was very influential with assisting both Representatives with accomplishing Major Legislative goals in public policy areas: Broadening Community Support for Schools, Protecting Seniors and Children, Supporting the Agriculture Industry, Protecting Our Soldiers and their Families, Addressing the Housing Crisis, and Protecting Our Natural Resources from Invasive Species.

Professor Stallworth was Chair of Finance Committee, Secretary, Teen Advisor of Top Ladies of Distinction. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Professor Stallworth and her husband Dr. KB Stallworth have four children that they are raising to be dedicated community volunteers and activists.


Board of Directors


Honorable KB Stallworth

Co-Founder & Chairman

Chairman, Utility Services of America


Honorable Marshall Bullock

Board President

Chairman, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus


Lieutenant Rodney Sizemore

Board Vice President

Vice President, Detroit Police Lieutenant’s & Sergeants Association


Frank Woods

Board Secretary

President Emeritus, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists


Shirley Sorrell

Board Treasurer

Retired Banker, LaSalle Bank


Rory Gamble

Board Member

President, United Auto Workers


Michael Aaron

Board Member

Laborers Local 1191 Business Manager


Honorable Sheldon Neeley

Board Member

Mayor, City of Flint


Rodney Cole, Sr.

Board Member

Vice President, DTE Energy


Honorable Leslie Love

Board Member

Government Affairs Director; Piston Group, Inc


Rochelle Black

Board Member

Vice President, Oakland University


Jack Martin, CPA

Board Member Emeritus

Principle, Jack Martin & Co., P.C.


Professor Karl Gregory, PhD

Board Member Emeritus

Economist, Oakland University


Don Davis

Board Member Emeritus

Chairman, Former Chairman & CEO First Independence Bank


Honorable Representative Alma Grace Stallworth

Founder & President Emeritus








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