TenPoint Coalition leader to depart
The Rev. Jeffrey Brown, the steady, pragmatic leader of the Boston TenPoint Coalition, is stepping down from the organization he helped to found 20 years ago, leaving a void in the city’s faith-based, crime fighting efforts that some say will be difficult to fill.
His departure signals the end of an era and comes at a critical time for TenPoint, whose legacy as the so-called Boston Miracle has lived on while the organization suffers fund-raising problems, inadequate staffing, and stymied efforts to move TenPoint to a higher level.
Brown’s exit, planned for this spring, is also occurring as TenPoint presses to align itself with the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston in what some call a last-gasp effort to keep TenPoint from foundering. Now, news of Brown’s departure has some in Boston wondering if TenPoint will survive.