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Dwayne Barnes is a self-described "Scholar, gentleman and musician." He is the founder of Social Tech, a think tank that focuses on the issues related to technology creation, consumption and its impact in urban communities. Dwayne is currently works in Outreach and Policy at the Michigan League of Public Policy. Prior to joining the League, Dwayne was the engagement strategy and urban outreach for the Center for Michigan and Bridge magazine a nonprofit and nonpartisan think and do tank.In 2013, Dwayne was the recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award for his work with Project: Better Man, Inc. a prostate cancer awareness, education, and prevention organization in Detroit. Mr. Barnes' professional work is based on empowering communities to save themselves through education, entrepreneurship, the arts, and policy. In 2017, Dwayne earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Oakland University and a BS in African American Studies from Eastern Michigan University. Dwayne is married to Doria Barnes and has two children Dwayne Barnes III and Dylan Barnes.In addition to his educational and professional accomplishments, Dwayne is the Chair of Recruitment for New Leaders Council Detroit Chapter.
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