A son of a union laborer and community organizer, Charles Kyle is a lifelong Southside resident who learned at an early age to be the change that you want to see in your community. Charles was educated through the Chicago Public School System attending Beasley Elementary and Kenwood Academy High School. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2009 with a B.S. in Biology.
On a mission to improve the southeast side, Charles joined The Planning Coalition board of directors. Their mission is to improve and uplift the South Shore Community. During his time on the board he helped spearhead the South Shore grocery store initiative to bring a high-quality grocer to the community. He also sat on committee for the Southeast Side Block Club Association, and facilitated a workshop at the first Block Club Assembly hosted for the southeast side.