Tylik McMillan

Social Justice Leader and Movement Strategist

Internationally recognized young civil rights activist and movement strategist Tylik McMillan, is a native of Lawrenceville Virginia, by way of Harrisburg Pennsylvania and a proud HBCU graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. At a young age, Tylik got his foundation at the National Action Network (NAN). Under the leadership and mentorship of Rev. Al Sharpton, Tylik served as a Washington D.C. Bureau Senior Policy Advisor and National Director of Youth and College of NAN which is one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations working in the spirit and tradition of Dr. King, to promote the modern civil rights agenda. In his capacity, he worked to educate lawmakers and stakeholders from the White House to corporate c-suites on the challenges and opportunities facing communities, by advocating for more resources and policies that help invest and advance economic and social equality. His government affairs portfolio includes issues from tech, policing/criminal justice, federal sentencing reform, ending racial profiling, equal employment protection, immigration, access to affordable/quality education, voting rights protection, housing, and other various issues that impact social and economic status, mobility and empowerment of urban and underserved communities. Tylik helped organize the 2020 Commitment March on Washington and 2021 March On for Voting Rights which drew over hundreds of thousands to Washington DC which called for racial justice, police reform, voting rights protections, census participation and more. Tylik is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Political Action Committee Board of Directors, Social Justice Ambassador of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice (NREI) Task Force, Former Vice Chair of the Association of Young Americans Board of Directors and member of the Virginia Civics Advisory Council. Alongside Reverend Al Sharpton, Tylik is a former Thursday co-host of the nationally syndicated daily radio show Keepin’ It Real. Within his work Tylik has corresponded on MSNBC, BBC World News and others. He has been recognized by Vice President Kamala Harris and the Biden Harris White House as a prominent young voice to help lead our nation forward. Tylik has been recognized as a Bloomberg 50 One to Watch, United States Black Chamber of Commerce 50 Under 40, National Urban League Young Professional National Trailblazer, featured by Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, BET among other global, national, and local outlets. Tylik wishes to inspire other young people to get involved and make civic engagement the new norm, not the exception In his day time Tylik serves as the Manager of State Outreach and Community Advancement at America’s Credit Unions, formally the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). America’s Credit Unions is recognized as the most influential financial services trade association.