WELCOME TO DETROITFATHER
Starting as a philanthropic foundation, DetroitFather launched as a community mentorship group seeking to provide fatherless men in Metro Detroit the opportunity to develop their personal identity, social awareness, and community engagement. Detroit Father now serves as a premier social media consulting firm working to expand and share the impact of fatherhood in urban communities. Through paid partnerships, content creation, and strategic brand diversity, Detroit Father helps to establish brand identity in urban communities like Detroit and beyond.
Highly motivated and philanthropic, Damarqio (DK) Williams is a leading influencer and advocate for equity and community impact. He leverages his passion by promoting strategic brand diversity and equity consultations, collaborating with respected brands, and advocating for equitable fatherhood policies to cultivate a more compassionate community for everyone. Most recently selected as 2023 member of Former President Obama’s Change Collective inaugural cohort.
Growing up, DK did not have a relationship with his biological father. This reality initially made him feel like he would fall victim to the adverse depiction that society has drawn up for those without fathers; jail or dead. But that was far from what actually happened. DK successfully graduated high school, became the first in his family to earn a college degree at just eighteen years old, and is now an iconic leader in driving positive change.
Today, DK is head of several organizations. He is founder of Detroit Father, promoting awareness of the Black fatherhood narrative, co-founder of Joining Forces with King, an initiative to develop a safe environment and motivate narrative change regarding Black men in Detroit, and founded Detroit Social Circle, a safe place that brings different communities and cultures together to drive transformational social impact.
DK has also served on the executive board for New Leaders Council in Detroit and is currently an active member of many organizations, including Detroit Young Professionals, Detroit Parent Network, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and National Black MBA Association. With his dedication and effectiveness in delivering powerful messages, DK was listed on the Advance Magazine’s “The Nice List” and again on Seen Magazine’s “60+ Michigan Influencers to Follow”. DK was most recently listed as Who’s Who in Black Detroit by Real Times Media.
Whether it is adding baby-changing stations to local, public men’s restrooms or advocating for national fatherhood education programs and equitable policies, DK is always striving to foster equality and inclusion and takes every opportunity he can to influence others to be on the side of community improvement. From motivational speaking, business consulting, to being a brand influencer, DK made it a core mission to use his philanthropy work to build a promising future while simultaneously restoring past systemic inequities.
Due to Damarqio’s unique career and success at such a young age, she has been asked to serve as the keynote address and on panels at numerous high schools, community, faith-based and professional group events.
Brands that I have spoken at Detroit Public Schools, Michigan Works! and Genesee Intermediate School District