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Andre Carroll
Andre Carroll

Andre Carroll

Philadelphia, PA USA

"If you give young people the opportunity, they will change their projected outcome."

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Andre's work combines: Politics, Government, and Upholding a Cause and Belief

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Day In The Life

Political Campaign Manager

I'm the campaign manager for Nicolas O’Rourke's run for City Council.


Day In The Life Of A Political Campaign Manager

My Day to Day

I schedule events, interviews, community events, and meetings. A lot of my schedule is spent on "call time" to raise money for the campaign. I also spend time canvassing and knocking on doors in various neighborhoods to raise awareness about the campaign.

Skills & Education

Advice for getting started

Everyone will say it can't be done until it happens. You just have to find what makes your heart beat and you have to commit to seeing that goal through.

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Associate's Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Peirce College

  • Certification

    Business and Social Skills

    Year Up

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Political Campaign Manager:

Bachelor's Degree: Public Administration

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I was raised by my grandmother in a poverty-stricken neighborhood in Philadelphia—my mother struggled with drug addiction my entire life and my father was incarcerated for the majority of my life.

  • 2.

    My grandmother was diagnosed with liver cancer during my senior year of high school and passed away shortly after I graduated.

  • 3.

    I attended community college for a short while after my grandmother passed away, but the structure didn’t provide enough support for me, so I dropped out.

  • 4.

    I waited tables in various restaurants across Philadelphia to keep up with all the bills that were suddenly on my plate.

  • 5.

    After five years, I decided to redirect my life and go back to school—I attended Year Up’s workforce development program and got the opportunity to intern in due diligence for JPMorgan Chase.

  • 6.

    After completing my internship, I realized that the corporate America environment wasn’t for me, so I moved into the healthcare industry to do medical billing...but I still didn’t feel fulfilled.

  • 7.

    One of my former mentors offered me a position in the Philadelphia City Controller’s office—that was my first professional exposure to government and politics!

  • 8.

    The connections and relationships I made through my mentor and while working in the City Controller’s office eventually led me to my position as the campaign manager for Nicolas O’Rourke.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You can't do it.

  • How I responded:

    Everyone will say it can't be done until it happens. You just have to find what makes your heart beat and you have to commit to seeing that goal through.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • My mother struggled with addiction throughout my whole life and my father was incarcerated for most of my life, so I was raised by my grandmother. I used my parents as examples of how I didn't want my life to turn out.

  • I was the first in my family to graduate from high school and go to college. My first try at community college was a struggle and I dropped out because I didn't have enough support. Years later, I gave Year Up's program and try and graduated.

  • My grandmother passed away from liver cancer shortly after I graduated high school. I was suddenly on my own and had to fully support myself. I dropped out of college and waited tables in multiple restaurants for years before going back to school.