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About Parity Programs

“To serve and advocate for social and economic equity within the African American community” is fundamental to our purpose. We will achieve our mission by the impact and improvement we achieve through community collaborations.

Parity Inc. has been at the forefront of the fight for diversity and equity in the Greater Dayton Area for over three decades. During that time, our community faced many challenges, some threatening our existence. As an organization, we focus on Education, Health, Economic/Community Development, and Public Policy. We have worked towards rebuilding the local educational system and addressing the loss of industry and jobs in the Miami Valley. We strive to address those issues at the policy level and work collectively at the grassroots level with our youth and emerging leaders to help build long-lasting and impactful change.

Parity Inc. has championed the need to develop our students to be their best through our Youth Development for Success Program (YDSP), which stresses academic excellence as a primary component. YDSP serves students in grades 3-7 to increase the high school graduation rate. As part of the Academic League of West Dayton (ALWD), our focus has been community-based. Through the support of Montgomery County and United Way, we have partnered with the Dakota Center and Boys and Girls Club of Dayton to provide a continuum of intervention services that include math and literacy tutoring (homework help).

The Black Leadership Development Program (BLDP) encourages continued professional and leadership growth for emerging African American leaders. Candidates receive sponsorship from their employers or are self-sponsored to engage in this eleven-month program that will provide networking opportunities with previous BLDP Alumni and fellow leaders in the community. The culmination of this program is a graduation attended by the sponsoring employers, Parity Inc. Board of Directors members, and guests of the current BLDP class. Upon completing this program, graduates have become architects who turn challenges into innovative advancements in their communities and workplaces.

The Top Ten African American Male Luncheon allows us to recognize the many outstanding contributions made by African American males in our community and, more importantly, provides our children with role models who demonstrate that they, too, can make a difference. Our Mission, "Collaborating with Community Partners to Serve and Advocate for Socioeconomic Equity and Inclusion within the African American Community," is fundamental to our purpose. Thank you for being so supportive as we strive to gain social and economic equity and inclusion within the West Dayton community.

Chairman Emertius

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Emertius Board Member

John Moore, Sr.

Emertius Board Member

Anthony Whitmore

Emertius Board Member

Charles Jones

Executive Committee

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Edmund Moore


Clinton Brown
Joe Gordon


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William Gillispie
Nina Carter
Terra Williams

Board Members

Clinton Brown

Nina Carter

William L. Gillispie

Joe Gordon

Helen Jones-Kelley

Belinda Matthews Stenson

Dr. Edmund Moore, Ph.D.

Christopher Welch, Ed.D.

Terra Williams

Deborah Watts Robinson

Ricky Robinson

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