City Year in the USA has announced today that its CEO and co-founder Michael Brown is stepping down from his position in June.
Michael and his co-founders launched City Year in the USA in 1988. Since founding the organisation, it has grown from 50 volunteers per year in Boston to 3,000 City Year AmeriCorps volunteers per year serving in 29 U.S. cities, with affiliate programmes South Africa and the UK.
Commenting on the announcement, City Year UK’s Chief Executive Kevin Munday said: “Michael has made an extraordinary contribution over the last 30 years, including supporting the establishment of City Year here in the UK. His innovative idea, to harness the idealism of young people in providing service to their near-peers in schools, has tackled some of the biggest social issues of our time: educational disadvantage, social mobility, youth unemployment and civic engagement. We simply could not have done it without him and wish him all the best for the next chapter of his career.”
Brown will serve as a senior adviser to the organization through June 2020 to support the leadership transition and continue to serve on City Year Inc.’s national board as a charter trustee.