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Leadership in Action: November 29, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Michael Brown (CEO and Co-Founder, City Year) and Callie Brownson (Offensive Quality Control Coach, Dartmouth Football) on the Thursday, November 29, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.

Air Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Callie Brownson

Air Time: 8:00 pm
Featuring: Callie Brownson

Ingrid Fetell Lee

Air Time: 7:00 pm

Michael Brown

Air Time: 8:00 pm
Featuring: Michael Brown

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Michael Brown

CEO and Co-Founder, City Year

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Michael Brown is CEO and Co-Founder of City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization that mobilizes idealistic young people for a year of service in high-need schools and promotes the concept of voluntary national service as means of building a stronger democracy.

This year more than 3,000 City Year AmeriCorps members are helping to address the nation’s high school dropout crisis and turnaround low performing schools by serving as full-time tutors, mentors and role models in high-need schools in 29 U.S. cities. City Year also has affiliates in South Africa and the UK. Through its national initiative, “In School and On Track: A National Challenge,” City Year aims to significantly increase the urban graduation pipeline in America.

City Year served as an inspiration for AmeriCorps, the federal initiative through which more than one million Americans have served their country. City Year has 30,000 alumni who have contributed more than 50 million hours of service and earned access to more than $100 million in college scholarships through the AmeriCorps National Service Trust.

For his work developing City Year and advancing the national service movement, Michael has been awarded the Reebok Human Rights Award, Independent Sector’s John W. Gardner Leadership Award and has been named one of America’s Best Leaders by US News & World Report as well as an Executive of the Year and member of The Power and Influence Top 50 by The NonProfit Times.

Michael is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He currently serves on Harvard’s Board of Overseers. Prior to co-founding City Year, Michael served as a legislative assistant to then Congressman Leon Panetta and as a clerk for Federal Judge Stephen Breyer.
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Callie Brownson

Offensive Quality Control Coach, Dartmouth Football

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Hailing from Alexandria, Virginia, Brownson has quite the football background as a player on the D.C. Divas from 2010-17 in the Women’s Football Alliance. She was a five-time team captain and four-time All-American as a free safety and a running back, helping the Divas win national titles in 2015 and ’16. Brownson is also a two-time gold medalist (Finland in 2013, Vancouver in 2017) with Team USA Women’s Football. Her coaching background extends to the high school level as she spent three falls with Mount Vernon High (where she went to school) as an assistant coach, and last summer was a college/professional personnel scouting intern with the New York Jets. She is currently the Offensive Quality Control Coach with Dartmouth Football, a position she received after a two week training camp internship.
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