About Us

In 2015, “Farmer” Melvin Parson founded We the People Grower’s Association (WTPGA). His vision was to create a sustainable farming system that could support a workforce of formerly incarcerated men and women.

Out of this was born We The People Opportunity Center (WTPOC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was started in December of 2018.

We have recently changed our name to We The People Opportunity Farm (WTPOF), and feel this name more accurately reflects where the core of our work takes place. Although our name has changed, our mission remains the same.

In 2015, “Farmer” Melvin Parson founded We the People Grower’s Association (WTPGA). His vision was to create a sustainable farming system that could support a workforce of formerly incarcerated men and women.

Out of this was born We The People Opportunity Center (WTPOC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was started in December of 2018.

We have recently changed our name to We The People Opportunity Farm (WTPOF), and feel this name more accurately reflects where the core of our work takes place. Although our name has changed, our mission remains the same.

Programs

- A nine (9) month paid internship program for men and women returning home from incarceration. After completion, we look to guide our interns towards continued education and employment in the food, nutrition, and health services industries.

- No cost food distribution back into our neighborhood