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Charlie Barlow

Charlie Barlow

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Programs

180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2020
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312.561.5906

As Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Programs, Charlie is responsible for strategic planning and implementation, the development and launch of new programs and initiatives, strategic partnerships and engagement, as well as related fundraising, communications, and operations. He joined the ACM in September 2018. 

An alumnus of the University of Chicago and Trinity College Cambridge, Charlie went on to hold academic appointments in Geographical Sciences and Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. Prior to the ACM, he served as Director of the Policy Research Collaborative, an interdisciplinary research and technical assistance center at Roosevelt University working with civic partners to strengthen communities through transformative policy research and advocacy.  

Throughout his teaching and scholarship, Charlie has joined rank with residents and civic organizations as co-investigators on a range of participatory action projects that reimagine traditional approaches to policymaking. These efforts have garnered attention from and collaboration with government leaders, catalyzing policy change locally and nationally. His research has been funded by the American Association of Geographers, Capital and Counties Properties, the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, the Chicago Housing Authority, the Housing Studies Charitable Trust, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Association of Realtors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, and the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, among others. 

Charlie was part of the inaugural cohort of Equity Fellows with Chicago United for Equity in 2018. He serves on the boards of directors for Friends of the Parks, Housing Choice Partners, and the National Public Housing Museum as well as the steering committee for the Association for Institutional Research in the Upper Midwest and the virtual professional development committee for the Association for Collaborative Leadership. 

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