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Staff Bio: Carline Charmelus

Collective Impact & Equity Manager

Carline Charmelus joined the Partnership for Strong Communities in February 2015 as a Policy Analyst working to support the Reaching Home Campaign. She is now the Collective Impact and Equity Manager who directs coordination and provides leadership of the Reaching Home Campaign and guides and supports the organization's equity effort.

As a graduate student, Carline interned as a Public Policy Planner for the Access Community Action Agency, where she completed a community needs and assets assessment and worked to mobilize community stakeholders. Before joining the Partnership, Carline worked as an Access to Care Specialist for the United Community and Family Services and assisted individuals and families in applying for health insurance through the Access Health CT exchange.

She is heavily involved in providing leadership and support in her local community. She serves as the Vice-Chair and now Chair of the Board of Sankofa Education and Leadership, Inc.- a non-profit agency that serves marginalized and underserved youth in the Greater Norwich Area, an executive member of her local chapter NAACP branch, and is an elected official of her city's Board of Education.  Charmelus is also a deacon in her church where she works with both youth and children, and at times uses her voice in a capacity other than advocating for those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, marginalized and in need, when singing with the worship team.

Carline graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Political Science with High Distinction from Eastern Connecticut State University. She has a Master in Public Administration and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and a Certificate in Survey Research from the University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy.

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My Introduction blog: https://www.pschousing.org/news/people-matter-let%E2%80%99s-end-homelessness

First Capitol Hill Day blog: https://www.pschousing.org/news/capitol-hill-day-visits-using-advocacy-inform-and-engage-stakeholders

Consumer voices in the process: https://www.pschousing.org/news/why-voice-matters-efforts-end-homelessness

COVID, Racial Disparities, and Homelessness: https://www.pschousing.org/blog/racial-disparities-homelessness-and-covid-19