AFTER a national search, Southeastern Pennsylvania's Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter has settled on one of its own to take over as chief executive officer.
Marcus Allen, a Temple graduate and former CEO of Philadelphia-based nonprofit ACHIEVEability, will take the helm from interim CEO W. Wilson Goode Sr., the organization announced Monday.
Allen's former home, ACHIEVEability, helped encourage self-reliance among underprivileged and impoverished families by providing education, housing and service programs. His work led him to be named one of Philadelphia Business Journal's "Top 40 under 40" in 2011.
Allen said the new opportunity with Big Brothers Big Sisters will allow him to further focus on local struggles.