We are a 501c3 foundation providing services to uplift and empower people in under served communities through using education as a tool to help bring understanding.
Growing up poor in First Ward and Fairview Homes, Griffin learned the value of justice and equity in education. A graduate of now-demolished Second Ward High in the old Brooklyn neighborhood, Griffin attended NC A&T University but dropped out. Soon he was leading a US Army infantry platoon in Vietnam.
He was a finalist for world’s best teacher and he’s won national and state awards for theater education. Now Corey Mitchell of Northwest School of the Arts is The Charlotte Post Foundation’s Educator of the Year.