Mike, Jr. said one day the world would know his name. We share the same name and I am building a legacy in his honor.
— Michael Brown, Sr, Co-Founder & President
Michael Brown, Jr. was brutally murdered by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Each time a young Black man loses his life because of police brutally, Michael’s father, Michael Brown, Sr. relives the pain he suffered from his son’s untimely death.
Mr. Brown, Sr. decided to turn his “pain into purpose” and established The Michael Brown Foundation’s Chosen for Change (CFC).
Chosen for Change focuses on providing support to other families who have lost loved ones due to police brutality or community violence. Brown, Sr. and the CFC mourns the unconscionable murders of Delrawn Small, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Alva Braziel and those individuals whose names we may never hear or know.
we’re building a stronger community.
Our vision is to build a community center to continue the work but we can’t do it alone.
We support families experiencing grief resulting from the traumatic loss of a child.
Empowering our young women to be trendsetters of tomorrow.
We host several events, programs and community service projects throughout the year.
Founded in 2014, The Michael Brown Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Chosen For Change (CFC) is a non-for-profit which provides community support and outreach programs, activities and events that are responsive, reflective, and holistic for families affected by, or at risk of becoming and/or experiencing grief resulting from the loss of a child due to a tragic unforeseen circumstance.
The Michael Brown Foundation
Chosen For Change