Vernon R. Martin II is an achiever who helps facilitate change in his community. V founded an organization in 2019 called Kinfolk Benefit Foundation now known as Kinfolk Benefit Trust. Aimed at helping first generation degree program enrollees as well as close the generational wealth and equity gap between P.O.C. (People of Color) and their white counterparts. Currently, he is doing exactly that: building startup operations to get students and graduates any help they may need; working tirelessly towards racial equity and restorative justice for underrepresented Rhode Islanders; and growing personally and professionally to set a standard for his dear loving children.