Originally from Savannah GA, Juanita became an active-duty soldier in the US Army after high school graduation. While stationed in South Korea as a Missile Technician, Juanita married her husband, Vibert, at the US Embassy in Seoul. In 2005, they were both stationed at Fort Campbell, making Clarksville TN their home. After active duty, Juanita also served in the National Guard. She became a full-time Realtor and investor in 2009, focusing heavily on helping first-time homebuyers, military and veterans, and helping people create wealth through investments. Juanita has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Management.
Juanita Charles is heavily involved as a business woman, small business advocate and community organizer. Juanita previously served as the Chairperson of the City of Clarksville’s Human Relations Commission, sits on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity, CECA, the Nia Association, and the Clarksville Association of Realtors. Juanita is a political coordinator for a state legislature and also serves as Chair of Governmental Affairs, among other committee positions. Juanita has founded and directed multiple nonprofit community organizations including Manifest Magic Black Girl Cooperative, Clarksville Summit, Hello Home, and TN Minority Business Alliance. She and Vibert have three amazing daughters.
I, Juanita Charles, am a professional Black Woman. I use my abilities as a Power Broker (one who has, inspires and distributes power in all ways and walks of life, for the greater good of all), to be a disruptor of the status quo. I choose disruption because the status quo does not serve everyone, it does a particular disservice to women and minorities. I disrupt these unfortunate norms by actively working to empower all within my reach. I focus my efforts on those who have been historically and systemically disenfranchised, depressed, and dismissed.
Listed below you will find my companies, services offered and a glimpse of my contributions to my community as a whole:
Charles Group - Real Estate services that put you first. Specializing in first time homebuyers, military/veterans, and investments.
My ultimate goal is to assist others in building wealth through real estate.
Manifest Magic Black Girl Cooperative – A Non-Profit organization with a mission to shift the culture surrounding Black women. A space that encourages and allows us to show up as our authentic selves and thrive without barriers. Through education, advocacy, and community we will empower Black Women politically, socially and economically.
My mission is to provide opportunities for collaboration as we practice one of our core principles, lifting one another as we climb.
TN Minority Business Alliance (TMBA) – A Non-Profit organization that turns roadblocks into stepping stones for minority business owners. We offer classes, one on one consulting, networking opportunities, and more. We also have an annual small and minority business workshop.
Clarksville Summit - A Non-Partisan, Non-Profit organization that works to bridge the gaps between leadership and members of the community, for a more progressive future. We also offer public education classes to help citizens to better participate in the political process.
Hello Home – A Non-Profit housing program that works to provide attainable, sustainable housing, and bridge the gap for those who aren't eligible for other types of assistance.
Speaker/Consultant - Topics that I will speak/consult on include, but are not limited to: Ownership, Real Estate, Building Wealth Through Investments, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Politics and Community Involvement, Civil Rights, Voting, The Black Experience in America, Business, and more. I have a special passion for empowerment and giving a voice to the voiceless. I take pride in elevating the voices and talents of the overlooked.