Corner to Corner
Tiffany grew up in Greensboro, NC and attended UNC-Chapel Hill for her Undergraduate degree. That is also where she met and then married Will Acuff, who was in a Rock Band and had hair as long as hers. They married in 2004 and Tiffany is quick to say that she married too young, but would have married him even sooner, if he had just asked. Tiffany graduated with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Over the next decade, she spent time drawing inspiration in many different job fields such as Alt-Weekly Newspapers, an Interior Design firm, the TN Department of Corrections, and finally Corner to Corner and Motherhood.
In 2009, while working at Charles Bass Correctional Complex, Tiffany Acuff was certified by the National Institute of Corrections as an Offender Workforce Development Specialist. Two years later, while employed at the Tennessee Prison for Women, Tiffany combined her passion for Redemption with her vocational skills and partnered with McFerrin Park Rec Center to teach a Former Offenders Job Readiness Class.
Tiffany has a passion for Restorative Justice and Racial Reconciliation. As a proud Mother and White Latina, raising a Black son and an Afro-Latina daughter, she feels particularly called to Bridge Building among different cultures and races. Her Advocacy centers on AntiRacism through Education and Opportunity, on the individual, relational, and systemic level.
This Spring, Tiffany will co-lead Corner to Corner through a study of the book The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby. (So start reading!) Meanwhile, she is participating in the Whiteness Intensive Training through the nonprofit Be The Bridge, with plans to co-lead Corner to Corner BTB Groups with Academy Director Shana Berkley. She is thrilled for the opportunity to better equip Corner to Corner Allies in relationship, partnership, and sponsorship. In addition, Tiffany runs all of Corner to Corner’s Social Media and would love for you to #ConnectInvestGrow with her.
She is also proud to serve as a Board Member of Diverse Learners Cooperative in honor of her Son with Autism, and the one in six school-aged children who have a Developmental Disability like him.