About The Founder

Oluwakemi “Kemi” Dauda

Founder & Executive Director

Oluwakemi “Kemi” Dauda founded Bringing Hope Back Home (BHBH) the summer of her freshman year of college to provide the support that her peers and her were not fully given in high school. Oluwakemi is currently a second year Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Rutgers University. Prior to graduate school, she attended the University of Michigan where she received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Afro-American & African Studies in May 2021. She is an alum of the Detroit Public Schools Community District (Class of 2017). She is passionate about advocating for educational equity and enjoys working with high school students. Her favorite saying is, “Don’t give yourself your first no.” When she was in high school, she noticed that when college application season came around, many did not have plans to apply to and attend college due to fear and lack of exposure. BHBH aims to support Michigan high school students and show them that they can succeed in higher education through workshops, webinars, and college planning sessions throughout the school year and summer.

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