Dean, City Year
Charlie Rose has been a youth worker, organizer and entrepreneur in Boston for nearly 30 years. As a founding board member of City Year and then staff member who has played myriad roles, Charlie has helped build the organization into a national model for youth community service organizations. In addition, Charlie has also been a founding board member for seven other organizations including YouthBuild Boston and has served the community through his work
with organizations such as Youth Outreach Program, Citizens for Safety, National Toxics Campaign, United Labor Unions Local, Urban Edge and as a VISTA volunteer. Prior to joining City Year’s staff, he was the Director of Youth Services for the City of Boston’s Community Centers.
Charlie co-founded the City of Boston's nationally recognized violence and gang prevention program - Safe Streets, as well as the Boston Youth Olympics, Boston Peer Leadership Program, the Festival of Hope, the Citywide Youth Congress and the Youth Worker Alliance. Over the past 20 years Charlie has helped build City Year into a national model for youth community service organizations and has been involved in all aspects of organizational development.
He currently serves on the Board of Urban Edge and MYTOWN. He is the co-founder and co- owner of a Boston neighborhood restaurant (Bella Luna) and entertainment complex (Milky Way Lounge and Lanes). The for-profit venture was started as a community economic development project in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. He is currently Vice President and Dean of City Year USA and the father of two children.