Conversation with City Year CEO, Michael Brown, to Take Place on Marquette Campus October 1st

Released: 9/22/10Michael Brown

On Friday, October 1st, City Year will celebrate their opening day of service in the City of Milwaukee. During 2010-2011, sixty corps members will serve in six Milwaukee Public Schools, including Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School, Northwest Secondary School, Rogers Street Academy, Roosevelt Integrated Arts Middle School, South Division High School and 81st Street School. During their "city year," these idealistic corps members, ages 17-24, will commit a year of service as full-time tutors, mentors and role models within these six schools.

The College of Education is pleased to invite Marquette faculty, staff. students, and community members to engage in conversation about service and education with Dean Bill Henk and City Year Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Brown.

A Conversation with City Year CEO, Michael Brown
Friday, October 1, 2010
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Weasler Auditorium, Marquette Campus
Event is free; no RSVP required.

The discussion with Brown will focus on the national service movement, the high school drop-out crisis and the work of City Year across the nation and in Milwaukee. For his work at City Year, Brown has been awarded several distinctions and was named one of America’s Best Leaders by US News and World Report.

Any questions regarding the event can be directed to Marquette University Special Events at 414-288-7431.

Michael Brown is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he served as a member of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to starting City Year, Mr. Brown served as a legislative assistant to Congressman Leon Panetta and as a clerk for Federal Judge Stephen Breyer. He has been awarded several distinctions for his work with City Year, most notably the Reebok Human Rights Award, and four honorary degrees. He was named one of America’s Best Leaders by US News and World Report in 2006.

City Year is a nonprofit organization built on the belief that young people can change the world. Founded in 1988, City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service. This year 1,400 young leaders are making a difference in the lives of children and transforming schools and neighborhoods across the United States and in South Africa. City Year Milwaukee was initiated by an ambitious and determined Founding Committee headed by current City Year Milwaukee Board Chair, Julia A. Uihlein.

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