THE BEULAH PROJECT
"Empowering people and communities through
health education, the arts,
 media and law."

ABOUT US
Established to honor the memory of Sadie Beulah McLean Allen
(1920 - 2004), mother, missionary and charitable giver. The Beulah Project, Inc.'s mission is to empower people and communities through health education, arts, media and law. Born in Parkton, N.C. in 1920,

Sadie Beulah McLean Allen's life was a testament to perseverance and faith. Although her dreams were often put on hold or never realized, Allen's dedication to raising her family, her encouraging nature, and anonymous giving assisted countless others in pursuing and accomplishing their goals. 
​Therefore, with that spirit in mind, The Beulah Project is dedicated to creating and sustaining projects that empower people and communities as they strive to reach their highest potential. The Beulah Project is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization.

Kelvin De'Marcus Allen


Kelvin De’Marcus Allen is the President and CEO of The Beulah Project. He is an accomplished writer, producer and documentary filmmaker with numerous articles and essays to his credit. He has produced television specials and training videos for ABC affiliate station WTNH-TV, New Haven, Ct., the National Cancer Institute, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Allen’s career began in 1986 when he was one of only six actors chosen from a field of 500 to serve as actors and community liaisons in Los Angeles, Ca. for Kaiser Permanente and the Children’s Television Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street.

He is the author of “Looking Back to Move Forward, Reconciling the past – Liberating the future". The book is an authentic attempt to meaningfully gauge the effects of the past upon the present. In his unique exploration of selfhood, Allen risks it all as he divulges his family origins and breaks a socially-imposed silence with true stories that are oftentimes painful, heart-wrenching and haunting. Looking Back to Move Forward is a straight-from-the-belly exercise in purging. 

Allen is also featured in Steve Peha and Margot Lester’s book, “Be A Writer: Your Guide to the Writing Life” the book
focuses on proven tips and techniques to help young writers get started. In 1992,  Allen’s video documentary “Imagine If” won the Connecticut Higher Education Telecommunications Association’s Screening Room Award for entertainment programming. To his credit, Allen has interviewed some of the most notable names in Arts/Entertainment, including actors Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Spike Lee, filmmaker Haile Gerima, filmmaker, director and author, Gordon Parks, gospel music great, Rev. John P. Kee, and up and coming conductor, Andre Raphel.

He is the producer and host of “Body and Soul” Peer Counseling training video, the National Cancer Institute’s national campaign designed to encourage healthier eating habits among African Americans. The interactive DVD is distributed nationally to churches and promoted on urban radio stations throughout the country. He is also a writer and an executive producer of the documentary film, Hayti the Heritage: The Legacy of Black America. The film focuses on the all black community of Durham, North Carolina. Allen is also the host of "KultureKure", an educational, arts and entertainment video podcast.


Allen is a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C.; and holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Allen also holds a Juris Doctor Degree. 
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