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Clarence (Mitch) Mitchell Jr.

Class 11

Clarence (Mitch) Mitchell Jr. (he/him) was born and raised in St. Louis. He moved to Washington in August of 2007, excited to embark on a new journey. Fourteen years later, he was happily married and blessed with one son. In 2018, Mitch started a nonprofit organization called Just Dads. The mission was formed after a couple of meetings over wings and beer with a few men from the Tacoma area. They agreed that men should have a place to gather with their kids and be open, vulnerable, and free to express their struggles or needs. Mitch’s desire to positively impact the community of Pierce County also led him to take a position in workforce development. He is currently the outreach specialist at WorkSource targeting 16-24-year-olds seeking employment, education, and resources. Mitch’s first love has always been music and he grew up playing drums in his grandfather’s church. Today, you can find Mitch in his free time practicing instruments, jamming with friends, or performing for a crowd. And of course, he still plays every Sunday at his church. When not behind a drum set or a steel pan, Mitch is out golfing with his son or finding random pizza spots and new bars with his beautiful wife.