Cultural Academy

Michael Fordham

Community School Director
Flint Cultural Center Academy (K-5)
1200 Robert T Longway Blvd, Flint, MI 48503
Phone: 810-600-8726 | Email:

Michael C. Fordham serves as the Community School Director at the Flint Cultural Center Academy.  He was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. He received his high school education from Flint Central, and graduated in 1993. Mr. Fordham was a student-athlete, which earned him a football scholarship to University of Illinois, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications.  Mr. Fordham has worked with students and families in a variety of capacities in Flint for 17 years. As a husband and father of 6 girls, he is committed to connecting all students and families with the many resources community schools have to offer.

Patrice Verdun
Community Health Worker (CHW) | 810-339-6394 ext 213

She is involved in the following projects:

  • Community newsletter to provide resources, health and nutrition tips, community events and student highlights
  • Organized a hat and coat closet for students and families
  • Working on identifying ways to decrease and prevent student tardiness and absences while identifying the barriers that contribute to it.

Her favorite part about being a CHW is building relationships and trust with families so that she can successfully serve their needs related to healthcare, education, and community resources. Her goals for the upcoming school year are to continue her small hat and coat closet that she began last year and to have mini health fairs during parent-teacher conferences. A fun fact about Patrice is that she loves bike riding!

“My joy comes from building trusting relationships with families so that I can successfully serve their needs.”

Marjona Kemp

Program Coordinator

Phone: TBD | Email:

Marjona R. Kemp serves as the Program Coordinator for the Flint Cultural Center Academy.  She is a product of Flint schools and has proudly given back 20 plus years of service and leadership in many capacities; such as teaching, coaching, after school programming and success mentoring.  Her education, passion, and commitment to youth development empowers her to make a positive impact in the community.  Marjona believes in developing young minds by encouraging them to learn and use critical thinking skills in an ever changing society. Marjona is a published author of “Silent Tears” and a Flint Hall of Fame inductee for track and field. She loves to laugh, be around family and friends.  And lastly,  she is focused on being the change that she wants to see in the world.