Tyrone C. Parker is the Executive Director of the internationally known Alliance of Concerned Men, a non profit organization based in Washington, DC.
ACM combats juvenile crime by teaching youth life and social aptitude skills. Parker known for his orchestration of a truce between two of Washington, DC’s most notoriously violent rival gangs in Benning Terrace – “the Avenue and the Circle.” Many local leaders felt that such a feat could not be accomplished because of the complexity of their rivalry. However, Mr. Parker and the Alliance remained diligent on seeing an end towards neighborhood violence. In October 2010, Mr. Parker received the coveted United States Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety.
In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Alliance, Mr. Parker also presently serves on the Board of Directors as a Commissioner to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Commission on Black Men and Boys, as well as the Council for Court Excellence (Executive Committee); The John Jay College of Criminal Justice on National Network for Safe Communities, the Campaign for Youth Justice (Board of Directors), and The Divine Sisters with a Vision (Co Chairman of the Board). The heart of the Alliance’s work is in the streets of America’s capital city. They are out there today, they are out there tonight.