Urban Girl of the Month: Charity Chandler-Cole
Charity Chandler-Cole has been selected as our Urban Girl of the Month. A busy wife and mother of five, Mrs. Chandler-Cole is a community driven woman with goals of serving on the Gardena City Council. She is currently the Director of Contracts Administration for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the world’s number one AIDS healthcare provider and advocate. Her passions include working with organizations focused on reducing the recidivism rate amongst our youth and spearheading change through innovative initiatives.
Charity serves on multiple committees and boards that address social justice issues such as the Juvenile Justice Standing Committee, which was formed to assist in fulfilling the statutory requirements in relation to a wide range of juvenile justice issues that fall within the purview of the Board of State and Community Corrections; the Board of Directors for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, an organization that is focused on changing the outcomes of those formerly incarcerated and creating safe, healthy communities; and she was recently selected to sit on the Proposition 47 Executive Steering Committee to ensure that the savings from Prop 47 are being awarded to organizations that will help those that are coming home to become equipped with the resources they need to become productive, thriving members of society.
You can find her cheering on her children at their pop warner football games, traveling throughout the nation learning from her peers and overall being a behind the scenes mover and shaker fighting for justice.
She is also happy to support Hillary Clinton as the nation’s first woman President.
“One thing to consider here is the fact that [former President] Clinton admitted that what he did was wrong [Bill Clinton signing minimum/maximum sentencing laws] and they (Hillary and Bill) are now in a position to right that wrong. I am personally interested in seeing what her plans are with criminal justice reform and how we can not only bring our sisters and brothers home but also ensure that they have the proper resources to get back on their feet and thrive as productive members of society.” says Chandler-Cole.
Charity is an alum of the Los Angeles African-American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI), Loyola Marymount University and Cal State Univ, Northridge.
Find out more about Charity by visiting her website charityforcouncil.com.