Working to Save Lives

Our Philosophy

The Alliance’s philosophy promotes understanding, peace, and harmony, which will benefit society as a whole by impacting crime, preventing the mistreatment of inmates, decreasing recidivism, and promoting better understanding of justice in our society. At ACM, we stress the following:

  • The use of nonviolent means to resolve conflicts
  • Respect for the property of others
  • Belief in the sanctity of life, peace, forgiveness, humility, and integrity

OUR WINNING STRATEGY

Those most impacted by this issue need to be part of the solution to addressing gun violence in our communities. We must include the community in our planning. These voices must be heard and given a seat at the table.

COMMUNITY-FOCUSED

ACM thrives because of the grace and generous support of our community.

HELPING OUR COMMUNITY FOR 30 YEARS

Our Background

In 1991, Tyrone Parker established the Alliance of Concerned Men (ACM) with his former high school friends. The Alliance of Concerned Men started with a small but determined group of men whose love for their community inspired them to help improve the lives of their neighborhood youth. In the early days when our organization ran on a shoestring budget, Alliance members were so determined to make a difference that they worked without pay. Our focus, then and now, has always been about our mission, coupled with a genuine love for our people. Thirty years later, ACM thrives only because of the grace and generous support of our community. ACM successfully brokered more than 80 peace agreements/truces between rival gangs in areas identified as “hot spots” in DC.

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AT-RISK YOUTH AND FAMILIES MONTHLY

REAL CHANGE

SOLUTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY

ACM staff and volunteers mentor at-risk youth and their families, providing a comprehensive network of services to more than 7,000 youth and their families monthly. ACM creates positive impacts to these communities by implementing trusted leadership, counseling, mentoring, youth violence and gang intervention, and social uplift programs.

Embracing our belief that the most effective solutions to community problems usually come from people from those communities, ACM believes that a critical part of the solution to gun violence can be found in the District’s substantial population of formerly incarcerated men and women. Those individuals who have experienced a spiritual transformation while in prison have returned to their communities ready and willing to do what they can make a positive difference in the lives of DC’s economically, educationally, and socially underprivileged youth and young adults—the population that is statistically most at risk of becoming perpetrators and/or victims of gun violence.

Alliance of Concerned Men
Alliance of Concerned Men
Alliance of Concerned Men

International outreach

Making a global impact

Through our partnership with the U.S. Department of State, ACM loves hosting groups through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). We have previously welcomed groups from Kyrgyzstan, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Colombia to observe and participate in our successful programs and tour our flourishing communities.

Alliance of Concerned Men

International outreach

Making a global impact

Through our partnership with the U.S. Department of State, ACM loves hosting groups through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). We have previously welcomed groups from Kyrgyzstan, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Colombia to observe and participate in our successful programs and tour our flourishing communities.