Empowering Communities: The Hispanic Federation's Commitment to Puerto Rico
12:05 PM - 12:15 PM Wed
Charlotte Gossett Navarro is a seasoned non-profit leader with over two decades of experience in coalition building, advocacy, education, and community engagement primarily focused on addressing structural inequalities in the US and Puerto Rico. As the Chief Director of Puerto Rico for the Hispanic Federation, she has overseen private, philanthropic investments exceeding $53 million and benefiting 140+ local community organizations and dozens of collaborative initiatives to advance Puerto Rico’s recovery. This has included contributions towards more than 250 distributed solar energy installations across the archipelago. Charlotte is dedicated to promoting equity, sustainability, and expanding social capital in marginalized communities while championing human and civil rights. Her diverse background includes roles with the Territory Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights, The New York Immigration Coalition, The Bronx Institute at Lehman College, and more. Charlotte holds a Master’s degree in both Social Work and Public Administration, with a focus on Urban and Social Policy, from Columbia University. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Latin American Studies with a concentration in Justice from American University. Charlotte's multifaceted background and extensive experience make her a dynamic leader in the field of social justice and community development with a holistic and innovative approach to driving positive change.