After graduating college, Greg became a teacher. Two months into his career, he witnessed a moment of conflict between three customers at a restaurant. Hoping to bridge the racial, cultural & generational divides which appeared to spark it, he founded The Brunch Bunch Mentoring Program. After the first 70 weeks, Greg expanded his efforts & founded The 11-10-02 Foundation. Named after his 30th birthday and his belief that young people can make a difference, the organization funds grants & scholarships to support students with financial need. Driven by his bond with his Grandmother, he also has devoted a lot of time to older adults & issues which impact them. For his volunteer & philanthropic efforts, he was named one of America's Daily Points of Light & received the Jefferson Award for Public Service. He was honored at Princeton University as 'one of America's top social entrepreneurs under 40'. He has served as guest speaker/lecturer or Scholar-in-Residence for schools, programs, companies, events & conferences in different countries. In 2013, he was invited to be one of the Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars. His art has gone on exhibit at events in different nations as well. In 2008, he received the Portraits in Humanity Award -- given to someone who has used the Arts to make a difference. Greg is co-author of The Silhouette Man by Jillip Naysinthe Paxson. The student edition (The First Thirty) was NSDLC Multicultural Relations Book of the Year. The TV show, Good Morning America, buried a Time Capsule which chronicled his efforts to bring diverse people together within his community. He also has been featured by media like The Washington Post, National Public Radio & USA Today. At times, he has written for the media as well.