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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 in the forefront of the fight for diversity and equity in the Greater Dayton Area for more than three decades. During that time, our community has been faced with many different challenges, some of which threatened our very existence. Our primary focus has been on the areas of Education, Health, Economic/Community Development, and Public Policy from the loss of industry and jobs to the rebuilding fof an educational system. We have addressed these issues at both the policy level and though grass roots initiatives. 

Youth Development for Success Program (YDFS)

Parity Inc. has championed the need for academic success through the Youth Development for Success Program (YDFS) which serves youth in grades 3-6 to provide a continuum of intervention services which include math and literacy tutoring. As part of the Academic League of West Dayton (ALWD) Parity Inc., Dakota Center, Dayton Boys and Girls Club, and Wesley Community Center have joined their collective community based efforts to provide youth with academic assistance, a safe space to gather after the school day that provides academic assistance, physical and social emotional activities that foster growth and development. The goal of the YDFS Program is to provide an environment for youth and emerging leaders to prosper and develop into adults and leaders that will make long lasting and impactful change in their community..

Black Leadership Development Program (BLDP)

This is a magnificent opportunity for African American leaders to hone their leadership skills. Candidates are sponsored by their employers 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, members of Parity Inc. Board of Directors, and guests of the current BLDP class. Upon completion of this program graduates have gone on to be architects who turn challenges into innovative advancements in their communities and workplaces.

Top 10 African American Male Luncheon

This spotlight event is an opportunity to not only recognize the many outstanding contributions made by AfricanAmerican males in our community but more importantly provide youth with role models who demonstrate that they too can make a difference. Top 10 Award Recipients are examples of African American Men that give their time, talents, and treasure for the betterment of the communities in which they live. Recipients are nominated by those in the community and selected following an application process conducted by Top 10 African American Males Committee.

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

Belinda Matthews Stenson

Dr. Edmund Moore, Ph.D.

Deborah Watts Robinson

Terra Williams

Joe Gordon

Helen Jones-Kelley

Christopher Welch, Ed.D.

Ricky Robinson

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