About Us.

Who We Are

Welcome to Mildrie’s Road Foundation Inc

Breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering individuals to unlock their full potential

At MRF, our primary objective is to provide comprehensive support to underserved individuals, granting them access to education, employment opportunities, vital resources, and invaluable mentorship.

Through our multifaceted programs and services, we strive to dismantle systemic barriers that hinder the advancement of individuals from low-income backgrounds. Our organization operates an employment agency that not only offers job placements but also channels workers into our impactful disaster relief initiatives. By doing so, we actively contribute to immediate community needs while creating sustainable employment opportunities.

Our Mission & Vision.

What makes us different?

Our commitment to personalized care and innovation. We prioritize understanding each individual’s unique needs and aspirations, ensuring tailored support.

Safe havens for support

Founded with a profound mission to empower individuals facing economic hardship, MRF is dedicated to equipping them with the knowledge and resources necessary to make informed decisions about their future.

Good that grows

We believe that every individual possesses the ability to pursue their dreams and become a positive force within their communities. 

Customized programs

By providing educational pathways, career development initiatives, and mentorship programs, we aim to foster personal growth, facilitate better lives, and create lasting change for not only the participants but also for the wider society.

Success Stories


Mildrie’s life was marked by extraordinary resilience, unwavering determination, and a deep-seated commitment to helping others. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1916, she grew up in an era defined by segregation and racial discrimination. Despite facing numerous obstacles, Mildrie’s thirst for knowledge and her unwavering spirit propelled her forward.
At just 16 years old, Mildrie defied societal expectations by graduating high school and embarking on a journey to pursue further education and training. She became a registered nurse (RN), dedicating her life to caring for others, particularly veterans at the VA hospital. Her compassion and dedication earned her the respect and admiration of all who knew her.
In addition to her nursing career, Mildrie was a talented musician, proficient in playing over seven different instruments. She was also an educator at Broadus Elementary, where she left an indelible mark on the lives of countless young minds. Her passion for teaching extended beyond the classroom, as she opened her home to offer reading classes and mentoring sessions to those eager to learn.
Mildrie’s impact extended to the realm of beauty, where she used her skills as a hairstylist to empower and uplift those around her. Her salon became a sanctuary, a place where dreams were realized and spirits were lifted.
Despite facing personal tragedies, including the loss of her husband, Mildrie remained steadfast in her commitment to her family and community. She opened her doors to those in need, offering love, support, and guidance to all who crossed her path.
The importance of Mildrie’s Road Foundation lies in its mission to carry forward Mildrie’s legacy of compassion, service, and support. The organization is dedicated to continuing Mildrie’s work of making a positive difference in the lives of others, particularly those facing adversity. Through its programs and initiatives, Mildrie’s Road Foundation honors Mildrie’s memory and ensures that her spirit of love and generosity continues to shine bright, illuminating the lives of those in need.

Give Money.

Will you change a child
life today?

Join us on this transformative journey as we work together to uplift individuals, break the chains of poverty, and cultivate a future of opportunity and prosperity.

Give Time.

Share your time, share your
love for community

You can become a volunteer and join us as we journey to restore hope and empower people.

Kay Coulson: A Pillar of Vision and Mentorship

Kay coulson an esteemed President of the renowned N-Action Network and the Witts Reentry Program.

Her visionary guidance has profoundly shaped the organization, particularly by empowering young women with foresight and wings to soar.

Miss Coulson’s mentorship has been pivotal, providing unwavering support and inspiration to countless women and members of the homeless population. Her activism and dedication have made an indelible impact, and she is revered as a trailblazer in the community.

Kay Coulson was yet another fuel to kickstart Mildrie’s Road Foundation, giving vital support and vision to our President, Panya Martin. Her mentorship has been a cornerstone of our foundation, and she remains a figure we will always hold in the highest regard.

Her illustrious career includes serving as a commissioner for DC’s 400 Years of African-American History, a testament to her commitment to commemorating and advancing the legacy of African-Americans. This role underscores her influential presence and dedication to fostering change and progress.

At Mildrie’s Road Foundation, we honor Miss Kay Coulson for her remarkable contributions and her relentless pursuit of a better future. Her strong background and clear vision continue to inspire us all. We are deeply grateful for her efforts and look forward to many more years of impactful collaboration and positive transformation. Thanks to Kay Coulson and all that she stands for, we are poised to create lasting change.

Mildries Road Foundation is Proud Graduates of Cohart 2 LISC