The Sixth Group is led by Dwayne T. Patterson who serves as is founder and CEO.

On the national level Dwayne formerly held the post of Senior Southern Regional and Jobs and Economy Organizer for the Center for Community Change (CCC). CCC was established in 1968 as a living memorial to Robert Kennedy. CCC has strengthened the leadership, voice and power of low-income communities nationwide. Although Dwayne has crafted and implemented winning civic and voter engagement plans and strategies since the late 1990s, Dwayne particularly enjoyed his work as the Director of Cross Racial Collaborations and Civic Engagement at the Southern Regional Council (SRC). Based in Atlanta, The Southern Regional Council (SRC) was founded in 1919 as the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. SRC has engaged communities for more than nine decades as a leader in providing research designed to inform public policy in the areas of democratic rights and economic fairness.

After an intense yet successful period as a scholar-activist while attending North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Dwayne knew that the southern region of the United States was a very special place. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree from NC A&T he was heavily involved in multiple organizing efforts including the Million Man March and the Greensboro K-mart Distribution Center Protest of 1994, just to name a few.

Dwayne currently leads a collaborative group of highly skilled consultants in the areas of program development and strategic grant-making coaching services to new and seasoned leaders and organizations. Each consultant has worked all over the United States and internationally in NGOs, non-profit, for-profit and the governmental sectors respectively. Dwayne is committed to leveraging his professional relationships to improve leadership.

TSG is passionate and committed to:

  • Improving Leadership Effectiveness
  • Improving Organizational Effectiveness
  • Improving Community-based outcomes
  • Improving Strategic outcomes

TSG – Leading from the Front!

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