Policy and Advocacy Associate
Rebecca Charles manages CCC’s policy and advocacy work related to early care and K-12 education. Her work focuses on improving outcomes for children and families in areas such as child care access and education equity.
Prior to joining CCC, Rebecca served as the Racial Justice Research Coordinator for Columbia’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy, where she utilized census data to inform social policy implications for communities of color. Her main research examined how the Black-white child poverty gap is impacted by federal welfare transfers and tax credits. She also brings with her direct experience in child welfare as a case planner for Children’s Aid, and in K-12 education as an AmeriCorps member. Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Pace University and a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University.