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In 2002, shortly after graduating from Cornell University, Kwame made the decision to join Teach For America's Houston corps. His experience drove his conviction that every student and community needed and deserved great teachers and leaders, and thus, he joined the Teach For America recruitment team. He became a recruitment director focusing on schools in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, where he increased applications by more than 40% each year and drove a 70% increase in corps members from Cornell, making it the second highest producer of corps members in the nation. Kwame continued his work to serve as the Executive Director of Teach For America's Metro-Atlanta region for four years, during which time he worked diligently to develop and empower the leadership of over 500 corps members and more than 600 alumni in the Atlanta area as a force for short-term and long-term change. Continuously driven by his deep belief in children and communities and desire to grow his own impact, Kwame took on the role of Senior Vice President of Regional Operations in July of 2011, a position where he managed six regions across the country and also acted as a primary architect for the framework to drive the vision-setting and strategic planning process. Since March 2013, Griffith has served as the Executive Vice President, responsible for the field operations of all Teach For America regions and manages the work of six senior vice presidents who support and manage the 45+ Executive Directors across the country. Kwame is a Fellow of the 10th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.