Hanif Parker is certified as a drug and alcohol counselor and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies from Rutgers University. He minored in Philosophy and Mathematics. Hanif Parker is passionate about justice and thus he worked as a proxy for Rutgers Law School and The New Jersey Institute of Social Justice to restore voting rights to people on probation and parole. His work in reentry includes spearheading a correlational study that highlights the adverse effects of parole-mandated reentry groups, that work is being used to pass legislation today. Additionally, Hanif worked in conjunction with the Union County Prosecutor’s office on parole reform.
Today, Hanif is a community organizer with the largest community-organizing group in the United States: The Industrial Area Foundation and the senior Tutor Coordinator at Swarthmore College.