Froswa’ Booker-Drew has more than twenty years of experience in leadership development, training, nonprofit management, education and social services. She currently is employed by World Vision, US Programs serving as Community Youth Development Director for the Southeast Region of the United States. In addition, Froswa’ is an instructor in the Nonprofit Certificate Program at UT-Arlington and has provided consulting services through her company, Soulstice, to a number of nonprofits around the country including the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, the Texas Council on Family Violence, Mothers & More, Girls Inc—Tarrant County and the Dallas Womens’ Foundation. She has worked with three national nonprofits in administrative roles providing capacity building to congregations, educational organizations, and municipalities. Froswa’ has also been an instructor at several colleges such as Jarvis Christian College and Southwestern Christian College and serves as a guest lecturer at the University of North Texas at Dallas. She is also a grant reviewer for several federal agencies and foundations.
Booker-Drew is a graduate from Oklahoma City University with a Master of Liberal Arts in Humanities. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Arlington in History in 1992. As a student, she was extremely involved in campus and community activities. As President of the NAACP at UTA, the chapter under her leadership received second place in the nation as Outstanding College Chapter. The chapter was responsible for the discussion of many of the changes for inclusion on the campus of UTA. She was also President of the Student Activities Board and a member of the UT System Regents Advisory committee, Chairperson of the Traditions Council, President of Lipscomb Hall and co-authored a manuscript with Dr. Pedro Lecca on the Recruitment and Retention Practices of Minority Faculty at UTA.
Froswa’ has served as a Board Member of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations and is currently involved with Girls Inc—Tarrant County as a member of the Director’s Circle. She is a member of the Dallas American Red Cross Diversity Leadership Team where she also serves as a Community Relations Liaison and a board member of DFW International. Other activities have included serving as a former Board member for the Texas Office for Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth, Old City Park, Latino Arts and Letters Cultural Center, and the Urban Scholarship Committee for Young Life. Booker-Drew was a part of the documentary, Friendly Captivity, a film that follows a cast of 7 women from Dallas to India in 2008. Because of this experience, she has dedicated much of her spare time to finding ways to support the Dalit children. Froswa received the 2009 Woman of the Year Award by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and was awarded Diversity Ambassador for the American Red Cross. She writes for two national blogs, PlatformsTv for Women and Blackgivesback, a blog dedicated to African American philanthropy. She is also a speaker for the International Network for the Professional Development of Women offering training sessions on social capital, authentic and transformational leadership for female leaders.
Currently, Froswa’ is in her second year of doctoral studies in Leadership and Change at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Froswa’s focus is on building social capital in individuals and organizations.
She has been married sixteen years to Charles Drew and they have one beautiful and brilliant daughter, Kazai, 11.