Melvin Parson

Melvin Parson has spent approximately 13 years of his life incarcerated. As such, he has experienced many of the challenges that come along with either being on parole or probation. In 2016, Melvin earned a BSW from Eastern Michigan University. In 2015, he co-founded a mentor program for men and women returning home from incarceration called A Brighter Way. In that same year, Melvin founded We The People Growers Association (WTPGA) and in 2018 he started a nonprofit organization called We The People Opportunity Farm (WTPOF). Melvin’s vision centers around providing “soil changing” opportunities for both men and women returning home from incarceration.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2022