Chuck Carter: CEO
Boston, MA – Chuck Carter, who has committed his career to improving social and economic justice for Black and Brown communities, has been appointed CEO for Beacon Academy. Carter has more than 20 years of experience working with children and families with few resources and limited access to power and privilege.
Before joining Beacon, he was Senior Evidence Director at Project Evident, where he led engagements with nonprofit organizations and philanthropic foundations and piloted the development of the Data & Evidence Equity Guide, a tool to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion principles into evidence building. Previously, he served as Deputy Director and Chief Strategy Officer at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, where he worked to drive and scale innovation on the ground.
Carter is currently a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Evaluation Advisory Committee. He has been an Adjunct Faculty member at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and guest lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Simmons College Graduate Schools of Management and Social Work.
Beacon Academy closes the opportunity gap for a cadre of Boston’s bright and determined students. Through education and social advocacy, Beacon helps its students create life-changing opportunities as they build lives of integrity, economic independence and impact. It provides support to students as they move from high school to college and beyond. Programs include support around course selection, college applications, assessing financial aid packages, and identifying internships leading to employment.