The mission of Friends of Royal Oak Township is to empower communities through health and wellness promotion, cultural enrichment and historical preservation.
We envision communities that are healthier, culturally conscious, committed and self-sustaining.
We believe in honoring and recognizing the spirit and legacy of our founders and ancestors by emulating their self-determination through health, history and culture.
Friends of Royal Oak Township, Inc. (FOROT) emerged as a community-based, volunteer driven, non-profit organization. FOROT was conceptualized in 2010, became actively involved in the community in 2011, and registered as a non-profit corporation in 2013. We ultimately received recognition as a 501c3 tax-exempt charitable organization in 2014.
During our formation, FOROT not only observed the needs of the local Township community but also those of adjacent and surrounding communities with underserved populations. We serve a predominantly African American constituency that includes a large number of low income families and children.
As a public charity, at the forefront of our primary purpose we place serving communities and individuals particularly in the areas of health disparities, and access to resources. Additionally, we focus on community engagement as a process for our community education programs, i.e. Health and Wellness Promotion, Healthy Food and Nutrition, Cultural Awareness, Historical Preservation and Urban Agriculture.
The concept of working collectively drives our efforts to develop relationships with diverse community- based organizations, government, and the business sector. As such, a basis for forming social networks that revitalize and strengthen communities. Thus resulting in our holistic approach of demonstrating integrity, ethical behavior, humanism and reciprocity in the exchange of knowledge related to health and wellness, cultural enrichment, and intergenerational relationships.
Our Board of Directors
The FOROT Board is comprised of diverse, experienced, and capable members representing a cross-section of academic credentials, professional skills, and organizational involvements. The business, property and affairs of FOROT is managed by volunteer Board of Directors authorized to exercise any and all of the powers granted to it.
BRIGITTE R. HALL, MBA
CAMISHA MILLS, MBA
CHEIKH A.B. MBACKE
ANTHONY HARRIS, MSW
KEVIN BRYANT, MSW