Charles Holiday, Kindergarten Teaching Assistant, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
He attended Union College in Schenectady, New York where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance with a minor in English.
traveled to Jamaica where he
formulated an adaptable program that taught youth to use theatrical tools as a primary means of self-expression and utilizing its capacity to foster oral traditions in the community.
Upon graduating he returned to New York City where he worked in theater and film while taking acting classes.
During this time, he also fulfilled his passion for education by serving as a proud teacher, co-teacher and tutor for the New York City Department of Education--mainly serving special education "at risk youth" from low-income households attending high schools that were designated as failing.
Coming from a similar background, he realized the importance of being positive role model and educator for underprivileged youth within the community.
Before joining DREAM, Charles served as a mentor for the Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) in Georgia and Arizona where he engaged youth in accomplishing conservation and sustainability goals set forth by the Nature Conservancy.
He served as a REAL Kids after-school literacy teacher as well at Harlem RBI, where he had the privilege of teaching and reinforcing fundamental reading and writing skills to kindergarten and first grade students.
currently seeks to expand upon his
work by rigorously preparing students for competitive institutions of higher learning while fostering an unbridled and genuine appreciation of life-long learning.