Charlene began her career as an educator as a MATCH tutor with MATCH Education- a charter network located in her hometown of Boston. There, she tutored six middle school students in math and English during school hours.
Following her Corps year, Charlene moved to Brooklyn and became the founding Social Studies teacher at Achievement First Brownsville Middle. Concurrently, she attended the Relay Graduate School of Education where she acquired further skills to enhance her teaching. During her time at Achievement First, Charlene became the 5th grade Social Studies Curriculum Fellow and coordinated the after-school program for her school site.
In 2015, Charlene relocated to Haiti and taught second grade for a few of years. While working abroad, she gained a greater perspective on how to support fellow educators and work with students. In 2017, Charlene returned to Boston and joined the Instructional team at City Year Boston.