LVC Board of Directors
Julie Klein lives in Washington, DC, where she is a member of LVC’s founding congregation, Luther Place Memorial Church, and enjoys exploring the capitol city. She is the Assistant to the President/Policy Outreach Associate at the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that works to end homelessness in America through improving policy, building capacity, and educating opinion leaders.
At the Alliance, Julie handles scheduling and other tasks for the Alliance’s President and CEO and works to increase federal funding for homeless assistance programs through outreach to congressional offices and mobilizing grassroots advocates. She also coordinates the activities of the Alliance’s Leadership Council and plans workshops for the Alliance’s two annual conferences. At Luther Place, Julie serves on the Steinbruck Center Steering Committee and is active in the 20s and 30s group.
Julie’s interest in social justice issues was sparked as a student at Muhlenberg College during an interfaith Alternative Spring Break trip to Washington, DC. During this trip, she experienced a number of transformational “firsts,” including: hearing personal accounts of the experience of homelessness; lobbying on the Hill; and attending a service at Luther Place. Upon return to campus, she declared a double major in Psychology and Political Science and joined the college’s Lutheran student group. She later focused her coursework on perceptions of homelessness and housing policy and interned at the Sixth Street Shelter in Allentown, PA.
She applied to LVC with the goal of completing a placement at a local homeless service organization in DC. Although life took an unexpected turn and she did not serve as a volunteer, she remains passionate about LVC’s core values and mission and is grateful for the opportunity to guide LVCs work to live these out as a Board member. She serves on the Policy and Journey to an Inclusive Community (JIC) Committees, and will Chair the JIC Committee next year.