I have been blessed to live a life where there are many accomplishments that I am proud of in both my professional and personal life. But, if forced to pick just one accomplishment, I would have to say being married to my divine mate of 20 years, Desere Dove, and being the Proud Poppa of Nia, Maya, Cameron and Caleb, my four children who have all provided me with many thrills and spills in the Dove Nest! And while I may be the CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, my wife reminds me all the time that black male achievement begins and ends at home.
Shawn Dove is the CEO, of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement at Open Society Foundations(OSF).
Dove began his tenure at OSF in May 2008 to launch and lead the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, a national philanthropic initiative that builds on OSF’s existing grant making strategies to improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys in the areas of education, work and family.Dove has over two decades of leadership experience as a youth development professional, community-builder and advocate for children and families, designing and leading initiatives locally and nationally.
Prior to joining OSF, Dove served as Director of Youth Ministries for First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, NJ. He also served as the New York Vice President for MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership.
Dove is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Proud Poppa, a quarterly community-empowerment publication created to celebrate, elevate and replicate fatherhood success principles in the Black community.
"Navigating the 7C’s of Deep-End Leadership have provided me with powerful principles that have helped me to succeed in life. The seven principles are Calling; Courage; Completion; Credibility; Collaboration; Change and Coaching. These principles have taught me that life is like a boomerang, whatever you throw out there eventually comes right back to you," says Dove.
Dove has over two decades of leadership experience as a youth development professional, community-builder and advocate for children and families, designing and leading initiatives locally and nationally.