Charles Douglas III

Director, Brand + Big Ideas

Charles is a father, husband and leader who loves launching projects & building teams, and hates writing about himself or talking in the third-person. An on-and-off volunteer (teacher pay, student scholarships, Haiti earthquake, Obama election, Houston hurricane), after a 14 year career at Starbucks that began in stores and ended in marketing and ecommerce, Charles joins Common Purpose leading elements of Business, Brand and Big Ideas as the organization grows.

Charles started as a volunteer with CP on day one of its 2018 launch, and continues to prioritize solving for the largest opportunities he saw that day: including more young people of color, and building Common Purpose as an enduring organization that constantly contributes to lasting progressive change in this country.