“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.”
Dr. Charles Wallace II
Chief EXECUTIVE Officer
Charles A. Wallace II is a seasoned non-profit executive with over 25 years of management and leadership experience. He is missional and transformative. Prior to becoming CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, Wallace served as the Director of HomeFront, a New Jersey based non-profit focused on housing and food insecurity with an annual budget of $12,000,000. He formerly served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Puerto Rican Action Board, a $16,000,000 New Jersey non-profit agency that also provided Human and Social service needs. He was Executive Director of the Financial Talent Network within the New Jersey Labor and Workforce department. Wallace received a commendation from the Governor recognizing his contributions to Workforce development in the State of New Jersey.
He is compassionate about serving the State of New Jersey and its constituents as he has served on numerous national and state boards. Wallace began his expansive career working for a Fortune 5 company but soon thereafter answered his entrepreneurial calling of serving others. At the age of 22, Wallace owned his first company employing over 35 employees. He entered the hospitality arena where he excelled by being name one of the top hoteliers in the world for his brand. Wallace career led him to the non-profit financial sector where he consulted numerous non-profit organizations across the United States. His extensive background in hospitality, business development, consulting, and community advocacy work has afforded him the distinct pleasure of experiencing and observing tremendous growth in organizations. Wallace is passionately dedicated to the vision of exceeding every expectation when it comes to stakeholder and constituent measurables and advocacy.
A 1990 graduate of The Citadel with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration where he was a scholar football athlete. He also is an ordained minister and holds a Doctor of Ministry and a Master of Theology Degree from Christian Life School of Theology. Wallace has had the distinct pleasure of being appointed and serving on the governing board of The Citadel. In his leisure time, he enjoys time with his wife, three sons and friends, sports, fishing, reading, and cooking.
Specialties: Charles is a leader in the non-profit industry, a utility partner, specializing in fund development, change management, stakeholder engagement and fiscal responsibility. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and consultant. Through his life experiences, Charles has recognized the trauma of his life and how it has played an integral part in who he is today.
Director of Facilities and Programs
Born and raised in Atlantic City, Brian Little kept busy year round with sports. As he got older, his passion for football turned into a college scholarship. After graduating with a BA in Business Administration and an MBA, Brian returned to his hometown to help the youth of Atlantic City find their own paths to success. “I know and understand the challenges and distractions of the community, how difficult the road may be to rise above the cycle of poverty for the 93% of youth and families attending the BGCAC. Throughout my life, career and accomplishments, there has never been a greater feeling than what I do today to make a difference in the lives of those that need us the most.” His current role at the BCAC allows him to give back to his people, community and city. For Brian, this is a dream come true.
Resource Development Chair
Safety & Facilities Chair