Folami Prescott-Adams, Ph.D. is the CEO of HTI Catalysts, a collaborative network of consultants and change agents whose mission is to To create and hold spaces that build community, evoke organizational shifts, and promote cultural justice! Folami is best known for her effective style of facilitation that offers a blend of theory, practice, the arts and insight in an engaging, interactive and relaxed setting.
Folami has made significant contributions to education transformation and youth development initiatives & collaborative partnerships working with Morehouse School of Medicine, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Communities In Schools of Atlanta, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Georgia State University, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools. She has served as a trainer and coach for PLUS Academy facilitators and as the lead coach for United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Fostering Family Leaders initiative.
In the midst of the next era of the ongoing fight for cultural liberation worldwide and an international pandemic, she created Listening 4 Justice. What started as a high-quality learning experience has turned into a social justice, multicultural, dynamic experience where participants learn, unlearn, and discover what is theirs to do in an effort to dismantle systemic racism and create more liberating mindsets, practices and structures. She is the co-host of Listening 4 Liberation with her sister, radio personality Pat Prescott, featuring interviews with experts that enhance the L4J experience.
She is moving her creative efforts to media production. Coming soon: Noorah, a YouTube series (an amazing virtual Muslim girl who codes young viewers’ ideas into reality) in collaboration with Kwame Thomas of Kwamination (who was also a student of Folami’s). Next up: Big Issues for Little People, her tele-Vision of an animated world where the littlest of people find solace, solutions and silliness. Dr. Folami is the voice of Melody the Bird and the singer/songwriter for the show’s soundtrack. She is excited and ready to follow a 30-year vision to produce media content that reflects the talents, triumphs, tales – all facets – of the liberating African mind.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology of Education at Brown University, a Masters in Educational Administration from Temple University and an M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Community Psychology from Georgia State University. She has four adult children, all graduates of Atlanta Public Schools who are entrepreneurs themselves. She invites you to meet her grandchildren by subscribing to their YouTube show “The A Team”.