Charlie Veraza as a baby

Charlie Veraza

Title: Advocacy Manager

Charlie Veraza is the Advocacy Manager for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, Charlie serves as one of the conduits of information from the Capitol and government agencies to local community leaders and advocates throughout Colorado. He is responsible for our It’s About Kids (IAK) Network, which is a group of grass top advocates who help advocate for the changes they want to see in their communities. He also assists with managing our various coalitions, providing support to the Policy Team, and coordinating our annual Speak Up for Kids advocacy training event. Charlie began working with the Colorado Children’s Campaign as an intern under the Research team, before joining the staff as the Development Associate. He graduated from American University with a B.A. in International Studies.

Things You May Not Know:

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
College: American University
Major: International Relations
Favorite Children's Book: The Adventures of Tintin
Favorite Thing About Life in Colorado: The mountains!
Best Job You've Ever Had: Interning for the U.S. Department of State
Dream Job: Working in a Siberian Husky Kennel/Rescue
Best Thing About Working At The Children's Campaign: The office culture
Who You Idolize Most: Saul Alinsky
Most Likely To Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: Walking around listening to podcasts
Favorite Colorado Getaway: Breckenridge
Favorite Sports Team: FC Barcelona
Proudest Accomplishment: Becoming published
Night Owl or Early Bird: Night owl
Things You Can't Live Without: My podcasts
Favorite Book: The Goldfinch
Talent You Would Most Like To Have: Sing well
Thing That Makes You Stand Out From Others: Dual Citizen
Your Motto: Know Thyself