Charles Kargman

Charles Kargman

Government Innovation Fellow
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Charles Kargman is a Government Innovation Fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab (GPL). He oversees GPL’s engagement with the City of Tulsa and leads efforts to promote efficiency, innovation, and equity in procurement, particularly as it applies to social services. In addition to his Tulsa work, Charley uses trainings and technical assistance to help cities across the country realize the full potential of government contracting as a nimble, results-driven policymaking tool. Prior to GPL, he worked as a program associate at American Jewish World Service, a human rights nonprofit, supporting their grassroots grantmaking and international education portfolios. He has also served as a New York Urban Fellow, assigned to the NYPD Office of Collaborative Policing where he assisted with cross-agency projects on juvenile justice and language access. Charley holds a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Michigan, where he focused on state/local policy and fiscal health, and a BA in political science from the University of Chicago.