Chris Stewart and special guest educator and writer, Charles Cole “Breaking Down The Oakland Public School Industrial Complex”. Charle’s passion comes from his own experiences growing up without proper support. His life’s goal is to better the communities he grew up in through his work.
Charles Cole, III is an educator focused on the advancement of all youth of color but more specifically black males. The passion comes from his own experiences growing up without proper support. His life’s goal is to better the communities he grew up in through his work. He has has 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 at various youth-focused nonprofits. Charles is a national speaker, a writer and can be found in Oakland and around the country working with youth on how to equip themselves appropriately to lay the ground work for a bright future. He is currently finishing his first book aimed at Black males titled Stop Hustling Backwards.