Education Advocate, National Speaker, Writer

Education Advocate | National Speaker | Writer

Dr. CHarles cole iii

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MY FIRST BOOK IS AVAILABLE NOW!

 
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Who is charles?

 

About me

Dr. Charles Cole, III is an educator focused on the advancement of youth of color, but more specifically Black males. This passion comes from his experiences growing up without proper support, including being homeless and attending more than ten elementary schools across the country while his parents battled addiction and incarceration. Throughout that experience, no adult, no group, no organization ever asked him how he was achieving success nor how he was surviving. Schools were not a place where students in similar predicaments were learning.

As founder of Energy Convertors, Charles comes from the community and has shared many of the students’ experiences. Previously Charles served as a social worker, a Director for Teach for America, the Vice Chair of the California Young Democrats, Black Caucus and at a director’s level with various youth-focused nonprofits.

Charles is a national speaker and a writer, and he can be found in Oakland and around the country working with youth on how to equip themselves appropriately to lay the groundwork for a bright future. Charles is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence focusing on building student navigation skills and voice in education for his burgeoning organization, Energy Convertors.

Charles’ life goal is to better the communities he grew up in, which include Chicago, Paducah, KY, and Oakland.

Media

 

 

TALK OF THE STREETS

PODCASTs

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The 8 Black Hands Podcast

4 Black men put it all on the line to support the 8 million black kids in america’s public school system…

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SoBEO Rants…

a 1 on 1 format that features interviews with amazing individuals doing work for Black folks in and around oakland…

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EC STUDENT VOICE PODCAST

A PODCAST FEATURING THE VOICES OF YOUTH AND THE RESEARCH THEY CONDUCT IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE EDUCATION…


 
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A FEW OF MY THOUGHTS

MY BLOG


 
 

CONTACT ME

“I just feel like if someone with my background can go through the things I have successfully, I would think folks would ask about how I did that and what was different.”

If you’re interested in reaching out to me for a speaking opportunity, partnership, or just want to chat about movement building…feel free to reach out using the form.

 
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