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emeritus educator

Joseph Edward Parko,, emeritus educator. Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1966; Higher Education Act grantee, 1973, 76; recipient Outstanding Atlantan award, 1975, Merit award Georgia Adult Education Association, 1982.


Parko,, Joseph Edward was born on May 15, 1938 in St. Louis. Son of Joseph Edward Senior and Florence Evelin (Graham) Parko.


Bachelor, Stetson University, 1966. Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University, 1972.


Assistant to dean (School Urban Life) Georgia State University, 1972-1973, director (Urban Community Service), 1974-1986, director (non-profit studies program), 1987-1997. Consultant United Way, Atlanta, 1985-1989, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, 1986. Trainer workshops non-profit and government organizations, since 1974.

Board directors Progressive Healthcare Providers, Inc. President Progressive Healthcare Providers Charities. Advisory board Middle East Peace Program, American Friends Service Committee, 2002-2006.



Member housing task force Atlanta Regional Commission, 1975, Human Services Advisory Council, Atlanta, 1976, Planning Zoning Commission, Avondale, Georgia, 1984, Leadership Atlanta, 1980, Non-profit Management Association. Board directors National Association of Neighborhoods, District of Columbia, 1977-1980, Urban Life Association, Atlanta, 1972-1980. Chairman United Way Strategic Planning subcommittee, 1989, general committee member Friends Committee National Legislation, Washington, 2010.

Founding member Ga.Peace & Justice Coalition, 2002-2007. With United States Air Force, 1957-1961. Member Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union, Greenpeace, Leadership Atlanta Alumni Association, American Friends Service Committee.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, skiing, fly fishing, travel, photography.


Married Edith Margaret Jones, April 16, 1966. 1 child, Kimberly Graham.

Joseph Edward Senior Parko,

Florence Evelin (Graham) Parko,

Edith Margaret Jones

Kimberly Graham Parko,