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Shawn Dove

For more than a decade, Shawn Dove has demonstrated catalytic leadership in helping to establish and develop the field of Black Male Achievement. He has served as a lead organizer of the Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color; brokered a partnership between Open Society Foundations, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the City of New York to launch the Young Men’s Initiative; and helped seed the launch of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Prior to heading up the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Dove held over 20 years of leadership experience as a youth development professional, community-builder, and advocate for children and families. Dove is a recipient of the Charles H. Revson Fellowship at Columbia University and was awarded a 2014 Prime Movers Fellowship for social movement leaders. He was an Ebony Magazine Power 100 awardee in 2015. Shawn Dove earned a BA in English from Wesleyan University and is a graduate of Columbia University Business School's Institute for Not-for-Profit Management. Dove currently lives in New Jersey with his wonderful wife and four amazing children.