Michael Brown, City Year

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Michael Brown "is the CEO and co-founder of City Year. Founded in 1988 with 50 young people in service in Boston, City Year today enlists more than 1,200 young adults, in 16 communities across America and in Johannesburg South Africa, for a demanding year of full-time community service, civic engagement and leadership development. Mr. Brown served as president of the organization until 2006.

"Along with co-founder Alan Khazei, Mr. Brown has received numerous honors for his leadership in the non-profit sector, including the Reebok Human Rights Award, the Jefferson Award for Public Service, and being named among "America's Top Leaders" by U.S. News & World Report in 2006. A social entrepreneur seeking to bring private sector entrepreneurial concepts to the civic sector, Mr. Brown often speaks around the country on issues relating to youth policy, national service, and democracy building." [1]

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  1. Michael Brown, City Year, accessed July 7, 2007.