Mr. Tyrone C. Parker
May 23, 2013
Tyrone C. Parker was born on November 6, 1946 in Washington, DC where he attended Lovejoy Elementary School, Elliot Junior High School and Eastern High School. He went on to attend Saint Augustine College in North Carolina. Mr. Parker is the executive director for the Alliance of Concerned Men, an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of at-risk youth residing in high crime areas of Washington, DC. He focuses on youth and gang intervention, life skills training, leadership development, and family strengthening. Mr. Parker is invested in saving youth and strengthening the community.
Mr. Parker’s awards include “Hometown Hero” by the Washington Educational Telecommunication Association (WETA)(2002); “Washingtonian of the Year” by the Washingtonian Magazine (2004); Petra Fellow award given by the Petra Foundation for distinctive contributions to the rights, autonomy and dignity of others (2007); the Trailblazer Award by the Universal Center for Development for his excellent work within the community (2009), and the United States Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety (2010).
In spring 2013, Mr. Parker served as a civil rights "Legend" to students at Friendship Charter School, Blow Pierce & Woodridge Campuses as part of Street Law's Closing the Gap initiative.
Want to get involved? Volunteers needed in fall 2013 for Street Law's Closing the Gap initiative.
(Reproduced with permission)