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Dwayne D. Davis
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Dwayne D. Davis

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Dwayne D. DavisDwayne D. Davis was born in Jamaica, West Indies and moved to New York in September 2000. He completed his undergraduate education in 2008 at St. John's University and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy with a double minor in History and Theology. His passion for educating young students led him to form a significant partnership with Junior Achievement of New York (JANY), a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring young people to be successful. Dwayne helped to coordinate the JANY High School Heroes Program, where exceptional high school students volunteered to teach lessons to students in grades K through five. Dwayne also participated and was able to motivate countless elementary students at various local elementary schools as well as students that attended his parish. In recognition of his achievements, Dwayne was appointed as a Junior Achievement Student Ambassador and was named the 2005 JANY Student of the Year. Additionally, Dwayne served as the Youth Minister of St. Joseph parish, as well as, President of St. Joseph's Sunshine Club.

As a seminarian for the Diocese of Brooklyn Dwayne lived at Cathedral Seminary Residence (the College Seminary) while attending St. John's University. Where he was a member of the Habitat for Humanity (where he participates in the Ronald McDonald house, and a whole host of other events), member of Knights of Columbus, teaches religious education at St. Mary Star of the Sea, Virtus Facilitator for the Diocese of Brooklyn, proud member of Seminarians for Life, and up until December 2007, was Chairperson of St. Joseph Events team. Over the years, he has worked closely with the Office of Black Ministry, now the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns as a liaison. Through his affiliation, he has been able to participate and coordinate many Vicariate events, such as the Kujenga retreat, Youth J.A.M for Jesus, Diocesan Youth Day, VBCC Youth and Young Adult Leadership Conference. He continues to educate and inspire the young people of New York and Jamaica, West Indies by sharing his experiences through various forums, such as conformation retreats, parish talks, diocesan youth conference and workshops. Dwayne enjoys working with the future of the Church and the world, our youth. Currently Dwayne also serves as the President for the National Black Catholic Seminarian Association for the United States and it Territories, the Founding Project Director of the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns Youth Leadership Ambassador Program, Coordinator of the Kujenga Leadership Program and service as a Kujenga consultant to various Office of Black Ministry throughout the country. Dwayne attends the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, in Huntington and looks forward to priestly ordination in 2013.

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