Julia has been an avid supporter of The Kerry Walker Foundation (KJWF) since its inception. She officially joined the Board in 2013 and she feels honored to be able to play a role in the foundation established in memory of her grandson, Kerry.
Julia worked for many years in the banking industry prior to her retirement and has always been very active in community affairs. The mother of seven children, Julia’s early community service centered around education. She served as a founding secretary and board member of The New School for Children, was instrumental in organizing The Roxbury Community School, served on the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities (METCO) for over 30 years, and worked with a variety of other organizations and community groups that provided much-needed educational support for children in the Roxbury and Dorchester sections of Boston.
Julia has received several awards for her community service including the "People Who Made a Difference in Boston" award, and being honored during a ceremony commemorating the 350th anniversary of "Black Presence in Massachusetts."
In addition to serving on the KJWF Board, Julia currently serves as treasurer for the Studio for the Promotion of Arts, Culture and Excellence (SPACE) and is a member of and serves as the liaison to the mayor's office for the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Sensational Seniors Program.
Julia’s family, especially her 7 children and her 3 generations of grandchildren, continue to be her biggest inspiration in life.