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David E. Brown

Executive Director, National Youth Employment Coalition

David E. Brown will be appointed on July 1, 2000, to serve as Executive Director of the National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC), a nonpartisan network of more than 150 youth employment, training, and development organizations dedicated to promoting policies and initiatives that help youth succeed in becoming lifelong learners, productive workers, and self-sufficient citizens. Mr. Brown has served as NYEC’s deputy director since 1998, and his responsibilities have included spearheading NYEC’s policy and legislation work, tracking the implementation of the youth provisions of the Workforce Investment Act, leading an effort to connect youth employment and juvenile justice, editing NYEC’s newsletter YouthNotes, maintaining the NYEC Web site, and contributing to the development of the NYEC’s Promising and Effective Practices Network (PEPNet). Previously, Mr. Brown was a senior policy analyst with the National Governors’ Association’s (NGA’s) Center for Best Practices. During his 6-year tenure at NGA, he focused on youth-related State policy issues, including youth development, school-to-work, employment and training, national and community service, young noncustodial fathers, and juvenile justice. Mr. Brown was also the managing editor of NGA’s Workforce Investment Quarterly and provided staff support to the National Association of State Workforce Board Chairs. In the early 1980’s, Mr. Brown administered federally funded youth employment programs in Peekskill, NY, and later launched and coordinated two education/work experience projects that served economically and educationally disadvantaged out-of-school youth in New York City. Subsequently, Mr. Brown worked in the juvenile justice systems of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. His interest in youth programs and policy began during an internship with a county youth bureau. Mr. Brown received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Urban Affairs from The American University and, in 1989, earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College, which he attended as a National Urban Fellow.

Date Created: July 9, 2020