Charlie Cummings

Strategic Advisor, Do Good Institute

Charlie Cummings is serving as a Strategic Advisor to the Do Good Institute. He brings extensive experience designing, implementing, and leading social innovation initiatives. 

Charlie began his career as a fifth grade teacher with Teach for America in St. Louis. 

Prior to joining the Institute, Charlie was a Senior Director at America Achieves, a national nonprofit that works with educators, state leaders, and industry to drive success across entire educational systems. At America Achieves, he created the Educator Voice Fellowship, which selects outstanding educators from across the country and trains them to become advisers to policymakers.

While in graduate school at University of Maryland​, he was on the team of students and staff that created the first-ever ​Do Good Challenge. In 2018, he taught the Do Good Now course section in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. He loves riding his bike around Washington, D.C. and playing sports with his wife Jess, his dog Toni Bear, and his friends.