William Dunn also known as “Dunn” is the author of the book Broken Wings: Inspirational Words, Based on a True Story by Dunn, a collection of true-life experiences written through poetic intellect. Broken Wings is not only an autobiography that tells about the life of Dunn, but it is also a book of inspirational words through poetry.
Dunn, who once was involved in gang activity, now travels around the world speaking to teen and adult groups about the importance of focusing on solutions instead of the problem. He has conducted workshops in Italy, Amsterdam, and Holland while working with the People to People Ambassadors youth program. To his credit he has spoken at youth conferences, workshops, juvenile jail facilities, national high school football camps, basketball camps, group homes, colleges and public schools across the United States. He spoke at the Jenna 6 Rally held in Washington, DC in 2007. He was featured in the documentary and book titled Being A Black Man: at the Corner of Progress and Peril, written by the staff of the Washington Post with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward P. Jones. Dunn appeared as a radio personality as co-host for WPGC (DC) Talk 1580AM “M.A.C Show.”
Dunn was once told by his High School Principal that he would not “amount to nothing” now he is the author of Broken Wings: Inspirational Words, a book that sold out during the 5th Anniversary of the Capital Book Fest (MD);the book also sold out at his debut book signing at the nationally known Borders Bookstore. Broken Wings: Inspirational Words currently is available on any online bookstore site.
Dunn works as a Facility Director for Maryland National Park and Planning Commission. In his position he oversees the daily operation of a multi-program community center that provides programs for children, teens, young adults and seniors.
Dunn studied at Longwood University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation. A graduate of the University of Maryland (University College) he received his Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Management. In addition to his position as a Community Center Director he continues to work for the community in the following capacities: Board of Directors for The Lifting As We Climb Foundation and for White Oak Youth Sports Association, State Liaison for Operation Military Kids and Founder of ‘Changing One At A Time Youth Summit.” In spring 2010 he was appointed to Longwood University’s Friends of the College Advisory Board as the Vice- Chairman.
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