Charlene Sinclair is the director for Reinvestment for the Center for Community Change (CCC). In her role as director Charlene is responsible for the development and implementation of initiatives to combat generational disinvestment in communities of color. A community organizer for over 20 years, Charlene has worked with national and local organizations to develop comprehensive grassroots organizing and political strategies as well as policy and power analysis. Charlene draws on this experience in her current role as lead organizer for what is being called one of the largest national coalition of grassroots organizations led by directly impacted leaders working to end mass incarceration and criminalization.
Prior to her arrival at CCC Charlene coordinated the Interfaith Organizing Initiative and founded the Center for Race, Religion and Economic Democracy (C-RRED) to engage organizing and faith communities in transformative strategic organizing inquiry, analysis and practices designed to take seriously and combat the ideological role of race and religion in supporting policies of misery.
Charlene received her PhD in Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.