Charles Allensworth

Community Organizer

My Story

I am one of seven children raised by a single mother on welfare, one child with a disability.

I missed out on an opportunity to play collegiate sports because I had a low test score and GPA. I was much smarter than a standardized test. I graduated from college with a 3.0 GPA.

I joined the Oakland REACH because my niece attended the lowest performing school in the district. I don’t want her or any other black or brown children to miss out on a educational opportunity because they are not prepared.

Favorite food

I like food that is good for the soul. Organic.