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🎉 Welcome Our New Executive Director! 🎉

We are thrilled to share an important update with our cherished community. As we continue to grow and achieve new heights, it's crucial that our leadership team evolves to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the promotion of Tyrell Ford to the role of Executive Director.



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Tyrell is a native New Yorker and dedicated family man raising two sons with his wife. He’s alumnus of Buffalo State University (2010), where he excelled in football and track and field. Despite challenges, including a period of incarceration, he earned a MBA in Management from National American University in 2014. Tyrell channels his firsthand experience with the justice system into advocacy, striving to reform it on a daily basis. He’s been a key advocate for numerous initiatives including the passage of “Clean Slate”, a bill designed to give justice impacted folks first and second chances. Additionally, Tyrell enjoys serving as the Board President of The Galactic Tribe, which promotes Afro-futurism among children and young adults.


A Message from Tyrell Ford

This moment is of great importance to me and individuals like me. It’s beyond words. Transitioning from a jailhouse to a prominent position within an organization exemplifies that one's past doesn't dictate their future. My focus now is to advance this 28-year-old organization by fostering a safe space where every community member can voice their voice for change. Regardless of background or identity, our commitment remains the same in shaping a future that includes and uplifts everyone, building the future leaders of tomorrow.


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Please join us in congratulating Tyrell on this well-deserved promotion. We are excited about what the future holds under his leadership and look forward to continuing to support him in his new role.


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