John Valverde on WGBH's Greater Boston

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

YouthBuild USA CEO John Valverde recently appeared on WGBH’s Greater Boston, hosted by Jim Braude! 

Reinforcing the strong call to action of John's recent USA TODAY op-ed, he shared his view that leadership must evolve to meet the challenges of this time of collective upheaval and social reckoning. If we are to truly help our young people heal from trauma and help organizations sustain themselves, John argues we must all shift our mindset to focus on the long-term. John also modeled the importance of leaders remaining open and vulnerable, noting that he uses our core value of Love freely and openly with the YouthBuild USA staff and young people.

Jim Braude started his professional career as a legal services lawyer in the South Bronx handling housing and prisoners’ rights cases, so there was a natural connection between the two of them as they explored the many ways John’s personal story has equipped him with unique tools to lead during this challenging moment.

Watch the entire 7-minute segment here!