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Charles “Chachi” Carvalho

Gateway to College Student Resource Specialist

Area of Expertise Learning, Education, Youth Advocacy and Mentorship, Community Development, Cultural Integration, Music Creation and Performance, Hip Hop Pedagogy, Public Speaking, Coaching
“ Learn from life, learn from our people, learn from books, learn from the experience of others. Never stop learning” –Amilcar Cabral ”

My Story

Charles “Chachi” Carvalho is an artist, educator, and youth advocate who has served in and around the state of Rhode Island for the past 20 years. Chachi is a lifelong Rhode Island resident with roots that trace back to the Cape Verde islands. He is a registered artist/educator with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and a recognized touring artist with the New England Federation of Artists. He is the newest appointed member of AS220’s Board of Directors and co-owner of Beatbox Digital Recording Studio in Pawtucket, RI. Chachi has earned critical acclaim around the globe through his endeavors in music. He also hopes to leave a lasting impression in the world of higher education. Chachi is excited about helping to develop this new initiative and looks forward to the opportunity of inspiring students to become lifelong learners and dream chasers.