Sean Matthew Brown is the son of a public school teacher and Camden, NJ native. He lived in Camden until he was eight and moved back when he was 20 to serve the city. He grew up in the Baptist church and served as a youth leader. He graduated from Pennsauken High School. Sean served in AmeriCorps VISTA in Camden and New Orleans. In Camden, he worked at CamConnect doing community outreach, sharing the data and reports with the community. Sean has served on the CamConnect board of trustees since 2006, rising to be its chair.
Young Urban Leaders was founded while Sean was an undergraduate student at Rutgers University. As its volunteer director, the organization supports leadership development for young adults. He received his BA is Urban Studies in 2010 and Master’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration on Community Development at Rutgers University in 2015. The youngest ever to be appointed, Sean served on the Camden school board 2010-2013. He served as the chairman of the policy committee. Sean has been featured in the Courier Post’s Top 35 leaders under 35 years of age. In 2010, Next American City included him as of the Best and Brightest. In 2015, Sean completed a fellowship for New Leaders Council. Sean was a media organizer for Media Mobilizing Project. There he worked with traditional media and local organizations to share policy stories with the masses. Most importantly, he is the father of two young boys.