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Alumnus Gives TED Talk on Curbing Youth Violence
Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown (MDiv '87), TED2015

Andover Newton alumnus the Rev. Jeffrey Brown (MDiv '87) spoke before a global gathering of entrepreneurs, philanthropists, activists, and thinkers this spring at the TED2015 conference in Vancouver, B.C. His 18-minute talk is titled "How We Cut Youth Violence in Boston by 79 Percent:"

Jeffrey was a co-founder of the Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based project whose efforts helped bring about this reduction in youth violence through the 1990s. He served as its executive director from 2005-13. He is now president of RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace), "a national organization that helps cities build partnerships between the faith-based community, government, and law enforcement agencies to reduce gang violence," TED reports.

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