Grant Bennett is a proud native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Inspired by a conversation with local Fayetteville legend, J. Cole, Grant took a baseball and academic scholarship to Morehouse College. While in college, Grant was engaged in campus life as a student athlete, a Ronald E. McNair Baccalaureate Scholar, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. In 2020, he graduated from Morehouse with a B.A. in Psychology. In the midst of graduating during the pandemic, Grant founded a nonprofit organization, The Two-Six Project. The organization was created to assist marginalized youth through intentional programming and scholarship in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The organization has provided over $10,000 in scholarships to local youth; in addition, to over $60,000 in community support through its community events and programming.The Two-Six Project has partnered with brands such as Springbreak Watches, Nike, and Dreamville, in addition to hosting community events for music artist Morray, NBA professional basketball player Dennis Smith Jr., and social media influencer Vic Blends. His background as an entrepreneur, consultant, producer, and community organizer have led him to engage in meaningful work with various brands and organizations. Grant has worked as a producer and consultant for the NFL, Adobe, and HBOMax. He works as a business partner and manager for social media influencer, Vic Blends. In addition, his work has been highlighted by Forbes and President Bill Clinton. Grant was named the Morehouse representative for the 2021 Nike Yardrunner 2.0 campaign and to the 2022 Fayetteville Observer 40 Under 40 list. He currently works at Google as Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategist, with a concentration in Analytics, Partnerships and Storytelling.

The Board of Directors

Brandon Nixon is a Fayetteville native who graduated from Pine Forest High School. Upon graduating high school, Brandon received his BA in Philosophy UNC Charlotte as a Levine Scholar. At UNCC, Brandon was actively involved in the Student Government Association, where he served as class president for three consecutive years. Brandon currently works as a creative strategist Google ! In addition to his core work at Google, Brandon manages creative projects for brands such as Netflix, Footaction & f.mercystudios!


Dr. David Wall Rice is Professor of Psychology at Morehouse College. He is also Principal Investigator of the Identity, Art and Democracy Lab, a research space that explores expressions of identity balance through engagement, the exploration of varied contexts and personal narratives. Rice frequently applies his research to cultural criticism. Dr. Rice graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and With Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University,. He then earned a Doctorate in Personality Psychology from Howard University.


Marva Moore is the Owner & Broker of LucasMoore Realty/Property Management, Inc. in Fayetteville, NC. Marva has served as a pillar in the Fayetteville area for decades. She is the Owner and CEO of Michae's Hair Salon in Fayetteville. She also serves as the Founder of the Hoops and Dreams Showcase, an annual basketball tournament hosted to showcase high school basketball talent. Marva is also the President of her own non-profit organization, Community Heartbeats. She is a proud graduate of Fayetteville State University.


Rondell Bennett works as the chair of the Early Childhood Education Department at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Dr. Bennett has over 20 years in early childhood education through her time with HeadStart and in higher education. Aside from her role at FTCC, she also teaches early childhood courses at Purdue University and the University of Mount Olive . Dr. Bennett graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and earned a Doctorate of Education degree in Early Childhood Development.


Eric Anderson is the Owner of the Anderson Realty Group. Previously he was the Managing Broker for the branch office of Prudential PenFed Realty in Fayetteville, NC. Eric enlisted and served four years in the US Army in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate as a Paralegal. Eric is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. In addition he also teaches in the business department at Fayetteville State University. He earned a Bachelors of Business Administration with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Saint Leo University. Followed by earning a Master of Business Administration from Fayetteville State University.


Jaconna Jacobs has been in the creative industry since 2015 . Jaconna started a blog in 2015 called Everything Boisterous where she catered light to rising creatives and individuals who embodied unique streetwear style and represented their field of creativity boldly and unapologetically. Jaconna started working for the footwear brand Adidas at the age of 22 working with the likes of Beyonce, Pharrell, Yara Shahidi, and Iddris Sandu while advocating for Black people and Black stories in between. Her passion and purpose continues to revolve around helping individuals ,pushing innovative ideas, and embracing her own perspective versus assimilating into a box to be accepted.


The Executive Board


Executive Director


Director of Operations


Director of People, Culture & Community

Janae Aiken

Director of Emerging leaders program

Elijah Cox

Emerging Leaders Program Assistant

Issiah McLean

Media Lead

Brittany Jenkins

Arts Director

Anthony “Chesterr” Jones

Media Lead

Dorian Goodson

Compliance Manager


If you’re interested in partnership with the Two-Six Project please follow the links below!