Romero Brown is CEO for Romero Brown Consulting. Brown is a veteran in the field of youth development.  He has more than 30 years experience in the nonprofit world, all of that time devoted to supporting at-risk youth.  He is passionate in his efforts to help youth transform their lives for the better.

Through his consulting firm, Brown provides a variety of critical services for non-profit organizations designed to support operational excellence.  He has helped build and strengthen local boards, designed critical strategies, managed state-level projects/initiatives, staff development programs, fundraising and grant management.  

In his past position as Vice President, Program & Youth Development Services, he led Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles programs and initiatives.   Brown also guided the organization’s Family Strengthening and Civic Engagement initiatives. 

Before joining BGCA, Brown served for five years directing Head Start and youth and teen development programs in Chicago. He spent another eight years working with children and teens at Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, where he earned a reputation for program development and management. 

A noted youth advocate, he spearheaded numerous community collaborations and partnerships and helped found a neighborhood-based anti-gang organization.  

Nationally, Brown has played a significant role in addressing critical issues facing our nation’s young people.   He led BGCA’s good character and citizenship, healthy lifestyles, and family strengthening programs. 

An in-demand youth development expert, he has provided consultation and support to President Jimmy Carter, Nickelodeon’s ‘Let’s Just Play’ Advisory Board, Gates Foundation’s Equitable Futures Advisory Group, and non-profit youth development organizations across the nation. 

Brown’s work has earned him several awards, which include the Congressional Award, the Hidalgo Award for Service to the Hispanic Community, and the BGCA Outstanding Youth Development Professional Award.

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