Charles Clayton Daniels, Jr.
Leadership, Staff, Board
As a child, Charles Daniels, CEO and founder of Fathers’ Uplift witnessed his mother’s struggles as a single parent. But when Charles thinks about his own absent father, he takes an unexpected approach: he considers the things his father was going through that prevented him from remaining active in his life and considers what might have been different had his father had support in navigating those challenges. So Charles founded and works tirelessly to build Fathers' Uplift.
Charles is tirelessly motivated to identify the problems that are preventing men from being in their children's lives and finding powerful, sustainable ways to help fathers work through those problems in order to re-engage and remain engaged. Charles is inspired by these wise words, from his mentor, Dr. Anthony Owens from Daytona Beach, Florida: "Don’t let your negative determine your future—keep pushing."
This is the same message Fathers’ Uplift relays to and makes real for fathers in low-income communities in the Greater Boston area.
Charles holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bethune-Cookman University and a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from the Simmons School of Social Work. Charles’s wife recently gave birth to a baby boy, Clayton Charles Daniels. Charles is a proud a father and husband with a mission that is deeply rooted in love.