Charles Wallace-Thomas IV
Boston Ujima Project
Charles is a second-year student at Northeastern University studying Economics and Mathematics with a minor in Psychology. At Northeastern, Charles has worked as a Research Assistant in the Causal Cognition Laboratory, and is the Campaign Coordinator for Northeastern Students Against Institutional Discrimination.
As a Philanthropic Strategy Advisor for The Columbus Foundation, Charles draws from his experience growing up in Columbus, Ohio to help align funding with the needs of the city’s most marginalized communities. Charles has also worked for New Rules Benefit Corporation where he designed and piloted a study of North Minneapolis’ economy and residents’ sense of agency and self-determination to explore the potential benefits of a community controlled capital fund on the Northside.
Charles currently works as the Fund Associate with the Boston Ujima Project. Ujima is organizing neighbors, workers, business owners and investors to create new community-controlled economy in Greater Boston and has been recognized as the first “democratically managed” impact investing fund in the US. As the Ujima Fund Associate, he helps manage investor relations and communications, supports pipeline due diligence, and assists with community outreach initiatives.