Our Approach

The Southfield Kappa Foundation was established in 1991 with the “mission to support the economic, educational, development and social well-being of our community” which is translated to giving educational support, scholarships, mentoring, and skills training to youth and parents in the community.

Our Story

We desire to change young people lives through motivating, encouraging and supporting high schoolers in seeking a college education.  SKF currently offer programs that help youth and their parents to gain the understanding of the how’s and do’s  to prepare for higher education.  They have done so by providing to the community financial and FASSA literacy,  SAT preparation, educational programs and college scholarships to deserving high school students.

Meet the Team

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Niko Dawson

President

Niko Dawson was born and raised in Detroit, MI.
He has been married to Tina Branch-Dawson for more than 10 years, has one son, Niko Dawson, Jr.
He attended Grambling State University, graduating with a BS in Marketing/Management in 1994 and a Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1996.
Niko is currently employed with Washtenaw Community College, where he serves as Dean, of the Economic & Community Development Division. Niko has direct oversight of the Workforce Development, Career Services, Contract Training for Business Solutions, Community Enrichment/Engagement, and Conference Services departments. He has also worked professionally with Oakland Community College – Economic and Workforce Development Department, Chrysler Corporation – Procurement & Supply & Financial Services, EDS – GM OnStar, and Walmart.
He is currently a member of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church of Detroit.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Pontiac Regional Chamber, Pontiac Probation and Parole, and is currently a member of the Detroit Grambling State University Alumni Association, and has served as Polemarch for the Southfield Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
He was initiated in the Southfield Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in 2000. Within the fraternity he has served as Community Service Chairman, Kappa League Adviser, Board member of the Southfield Kappa Foundation, and Vice-Polemarch of the Southfield Alumni Chapter. 
He is also a member of the Northern Province Achievement Committee of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Andrew Fox

Vice President

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Harry Gump Franklin

 Treasurer

Harry Gump Franklin was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia.

He has been married to the former Marian Ann Williams for more than 50 years, has two adult children and two grandchildren.

He attended Tennessee State University graduating with a BS in Aeronautics in 1965.

After working three years in Nashville, he moved to Detroit, in 1968, where he began work at Ford Motor Company, on June 10, 1968, as a graduate trainee Production Supervisor. He continued working there for 33 years retiring on June 1, 2001 as a Human Resources Manager.

He is currently a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church of Detroit.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA, and is currently a member and founder of the Detroit Tennessee State University Alumni Association Foundation.

He is a Life Member of LAHS Class of 1961, Tennessee State University Alumni Association and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

He was initiated in the Southfield Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in 1988. Within the fraternity he has served as Polemarch of the Southfield Alumni Chapter, Polemarch of the Northern Province (Michigan, Western New York & Northwestern Ohio) and a member of the Grand Board of Directors.

He is also a charter member of the Southfield Kappa Foundation.

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