Fred Brown serves as the Associate Director of Program Development for the Kingsley Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and promote our community growth as a physical anchor; social, wellness, and service program provider and thought leader. The Kingsley has serving the community for over 117 years and is an anchor organization in the East of Pittsburgh PA. Mr. Brown’s current projects include; the development of the Virtual Green Growth Laboratory-A Green web-based Technology program that allows community members to envision and develop a new green community, the Urban Leadership Institute-A grass roots community empowerment model that trains community residents in the green collar economy, focusing on weatherization, green technology, resource management, entrepreneurial development, and financial literacy, the Junior Urban Leadership Institute- A green technology and civic engagement program that trains urban youth in greening principles, civic engagement, conflict resolution, and workforce development skills. Mr. Brown has worked in the non-profit arena and in public education sector for over 25 years; resided in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania he has served in a variety of leadership capacities, including the Executive Director roles, supervisor roles, social worker roles, executive coach roles, consultant roles, coach and mentor roles. Mr. Brown has continued to invest his time, energies, and expertise in assisting a variety of communities and organizations to develop new and innovative programs that seek to empower at-risk populations. In addition to working in the aforementioned areas, Mr. Brown is actively involved in other aspects of the community including dean of students, school teacher, adjunct professor, and social worker. A specific focus on Mr. Browns work includes working with African American males in the South Piedmont Community College Minority Male Empowerment Program. In recent years, Mr. Brown’s contributions in the areas of community organizing, youth leadership, and violence prevention have been recognized by various organizations. In 1989, he received his professional certification for teaching. In 1995, he helped to develop the mission statement for Allegheny County Juvenile Court's probation department. That same year, he received a Proclamation from the City of Pittsburgh for his outstanding work and completion of the Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC), Core Series Program. In 1996, he successfully completed the Train the Trainers Developing Skills course, a court service trainer’s course at the University of Nevada in Reno. He also received the Outstanding Community Organizer of the Year Award from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1997, Mr. Brown was one of four individuals responsible for developing the Keep it Real Curriculum for gang intervention and mediation which was a collaborative between Duquesne University, the Pittsburgh Mediation Center, and Juvenile Court. In 1998, he received the Session Volunteer of the year award from Urban Youth Action for providing outstanding presentations and workshops. A frequent public speaker, Mr. Brown has taught courses and delivered presentations at local and statewide conferences and workshops. Mr. Brown has a Bachelors of Science in Education and Masters Degree in Social Work and a recent Doctoral Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh where he focused on a PH.D. in Social Work and a Masters in Public Health. Mr. Brown has been married for 10 years to his wife Rashaa Brown; they have four children Joshua, Damani, Sekou, and Asata. #FF0000
What's Working in Pittsburgh, is a new talk show that is focused on identifying the best practices that emerge out of the community and within the region. It highlights the people and organizations in Pittsburgh, the state of PA, and around the country that are working to increase our community’s capacity to engage in every level of the new “Green Economy.”.
The show is facilitated by Khari Mosley and Fred Brown; additionally, the show will promote new voices from the community from time to time that expands the community’s lens through other local community residents and students through frequent co-hosting opportunities. This focus is to support and provide different lens that further encompasses new and emerging voices often not heard by the public. Our goal is to widen the lens of the communities we serve by providing real time reviews of what’s working in Pittsburgh, PA. and the best practices in the country and world and who is doing something about it.
“What's Working in Pittsburgh” has three phases:
Identify cutting edge programs and practices and review their focus-First Interview
Interview guest midway through their program and inquire about the current status of their project-Second Interview
Identify the measurable outcomes, successes and challenges and how this effort is going to be furthered as a result of the current outcomes- Final Interview
The overall goal of the show is to provide a framework for best practices regarding the Green Collar Economy, community empowerment, and socioeconomic change. “What’s working in Pittsburgh,” seeks to promote community equity and regional development that promotes self-sufficiency through enhanced skills associated with the Green Collar Economy.
Bio: Khari Mosley, is the Director of Green Economy Initiatives for G-Tech Strategies. Most recently he was the National Political/Policy Director for the League of Young Voters/Education Fund. He also is the elected democratic chairman of Pittsburgh's 22nd Ward. Khari has received a number of awards from various organizations including: Pittsburgh Acorn, Pittsburgh Magazine, the Pittsburgh League of Women Voters, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Khari sits on the boards of The Pittsburgh Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, The Pittsburgh ACLU, Pittsburgh Chapter Americans for Democratic Action, WQED's Community Advisory Board and The Mattress Factory, a contemporary art museum. He attended Indiana Univ of PA where he studied political-science and is a graduate of The Green For All Academy. Khari lives in Pittsburgh, with his wife Chelsa and their son Thaddeus.
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