About Soulstice Consultancy-
Froswa' Booker-Drew is the owner of Soulstice Consultancy, an agency that provides:
- Strategic planning,
- Special event/tour coordination,
- Promotions/community based marketing,
- Fundraising (grant research, proposal writing and donor cultivation),
- Program development assistance,
- Board training,
- Consultations/coaching for businesses and non profit agencies.
The current client roster has a number of individuals, faith and community based organizations and businesses throughout the state of Texas and Louisiana which includes:
- the City of Killeen,
- Dr. Brenda Wall,
- Southern Soul Network,
- Inner City Development Corporation,
- Stonewall Baptist Church (Bossier City, La.)
- St. Anthony Community Center,
- Dominion Training and Support Center,
- Baptist General Convention of Texas,
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Texas,
- South Dallas Cultural Center,
- Project Still I Rise
- and DFW International.
In addition, Booker-Drew has created “Beyond Sunday Morning” in conjunction with Cornerstone Baptist Church and trains churches in East Texas, Houston, Dallas and North Louisiana with capacity building issues including leadership development. She was part-time Development Coordinator for The ChildCareGroup. She was responsible for assisting in raising $825,000 for this organization which has a budget of over $12 million dollars. Over $500,000 was raised toward this effort. Currenly, she serves as Southwest Sustainability Specialist for a national nonprofit providing board governance, resource development, and strategic planning coaching and direction to sites in Texas and New Mexico. She serves as a consultant to the University of Texas at Arlington's Continuing Education Division providing the coordination of the Certificate of NonProfit Management and serves as an Instructor of a number of non profit related courses. In addition, she is working with the Kellogg Action Lab and she is a coach for the One Star foundation providing technical assistance to nonprofits throughout the state of Texas. Froswa' is working with the Texas Association of Nonprofits and has provided training in Austin on Generational Communication issues.
Prior to this role, she served as Director of Communications/Assistant to the Headmaster at St. Philip’s School and Community Center. In this position, Drew was responsible for all public relations and special projects for the Executive Director. She was also responsible for the oversight of the Community Center. Prior to this promotion, she served as Director of the Community Center for St. Philip's School and Community Center. As Director of the Community Center, she was the administrator of the Athletics, Before and After School Care/Summer, and Outreach programming. This included the implementation of new programs and developing collaborative partnerships with community agencies. In this role, she was responsible for reporting to corporate, foundation, and individual donors. She also assisted the Development Department in the research, reporting, and writing of proposals for the Community Center. Her role included managing a budget that exceeded $250,000 excluding the $1.3 million capital campaign, supervising staff and nearly 100 volunteers and assisting in the design of the new Learning Center, which houses Community Center programs. Froswa’ solicited and received funding from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Dell Foundation, Microsoft, and many others during her tenure. As a result of her leadership, participation increased especially in targeted zip code areas as well as a stronger relationship was established with the media publicizing programming.
Froswa’ was selected to serve as a delegate in Non Profit Congress in Washington DC and also reviews grants for a number of Federal agencies and foundations:
- Administration for Children, Youth and Families
- Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
- Corporation of National and Community Service (Americorp)
- Office of Community Service, Capacity Building
- Institute for Youth Development
- The PeaceMaker Foundation
- The Lindberg Foundation
- Texas Commission on the Arts
- One Star Foundation
- Dallas Women's Foundation
- Case Foundation
Mrs. Booker-Drew has been accepted into Antioch University and will begin a PhD program in Leadership and Change. She is a graduate from Oklahoma City University with a Master of Liberal Arts in Humanities. She received a scholarship and an assistantship to attend OCU. Booker-Drew worked full-time as an Educational Consultant for two non-profit agencies in Oklahoma City while attending classes full-time. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Arlington in History, a minor in English, and an emphasis in Women's Studies/Sociology.
Booker-Drew has presented a number of workshops and seminars at conferences including:
- the University of Notre Dame,
- Texas A& M University,
- The Minority Student Today Conference,
- The University of Oklahoma,
- and the University of Texas at Arlington.
She was selected to serve as a presenter for the 1999 Mobil African American Women on Tour in Atlanta, Georgia. This year, she was featured on the video ‘Extraordinary Women’ by Dallas Community Television and has been on a guest on a number of television and radio programs. She has had articles published in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites on a variety of topics.
Currently, Froswa’ serves as
- Directors Circle, Girls Inc - Tarrant County
- Dallas American Red Cross Diversity Leadership Team
- Youth Venture Technical Ally - New York
- Chair, Community Arts Panel, Texas Commission on the Arts
- Reviewer, Volunteer Leaders Awards, Governor's Office, State of Texas
- Texas Associaton of Nonprofit Organizations Board Member and
Co-Coordinator for North Texas Region
Froswa' completed 40 hours of Basic Mediation Training through Dispute Mediation Services of Dallas and has been asked to serve as a Consultant for the Non-Profit Management Center providing Board Training and also for Neighbor Works. She is married to Charles C. Drew and the mother of a daughter, Kazai.