Charity Martin-King

Charity Martin-King has a civic, business, athletic coaching, and non-profit career which spans over 20 years. She is a published author and co-founder of LEAD with Purpose, a non-profit leadership development organization. Her career experience includes Lutheran Social Services, Columbus City Schools, The Ohio State University; Young Scholars Program, Ohio Dominican University; Village to Child Program, The Mayor's Office of Education; Columbus Youth Commission, and I Know I Can. She is the former owner of Urban Spirit Coffee Shop, a social justice-based coffee house.

Mrs. King’s Honors include: The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion “Excellence Award,” The Ohio State University; Sphinx Society, The Ohio State University Student Life; Outstanding Staff Award, The Ohio State University Sorority & Fraternity Life; Outstanding Community Partner Award, The National Residence Hall Honorary Society Recognition, Zeta 100; Activists, Outstanding Christian Leader by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ohio Dominican University Advisor of the Year, Statewide Governor's Award; Excellence in Community Education, Tom Joyner Morning Show “Hardest Working Entrepreneur,” Columbus Landmarks Design Award, Who’s Who Black Columbus “Interesting Personalities,” Who’s Who Cambridge, Columbus Alive “People to Watch,” CDC Micro Entrepreneur Award, Iota Phi Theta 9 Who Care Award, All-AP Coach of the Year, Columbus City Schools Coach of the Year, Jump 25 Coaches Hall of Fame, and more! She has been recognized by the Ohio Senate, Columbus City Council, Governor Ted Strickland, and Senator Ray Miller.

Charity Martin-King serves her community with particular emphasis on five core values: DISCIPLINE, INTEGRITY, SCHOLARSHIP, PURPOSE, and LEADERSHIP.

Mrs. Martin-King is often invited to lead conferences, train young leaders, and speak to church and civic groups. Subjects include “The ACT is ACTivism,” “The Five Links in the Chain,” “How to be a Trailblazer,” and “Leadership in Perilous Times.” Charity Martin-King is a prou