Julie Klein is a recent MSW graduate of University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, where she completed a child welfare scholarship program, clinical field placement, and social policy and evaluation minor. Julie currently lives in Washington, DC, where she is a proud member of LVC’s founding congregation, Luther Place Memorial Church, and recently attained her Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) licensure.
Prior to graduate school, Julie worked 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 worked to increase federal funding for homeless assistance programs and support other policy priorities through outreach to congressional offices and mobilizing advocates. She also executed scheduling and other tasks for the Alliance’s President and CEO, coordinated the activities of the Alliance’s Leadership Council, and planned workshops for the Alliance’s two annual conferences.
Julie is passionate about LVC’s core values and mission and grateful for the opportunity to help guide LVC’s work to live these out as a Board member. She currently Chairs the Board’s Journey to an Inclusive Community (JIC) Committee, and in this capacity provides educational resources and opportunities to reflect on issues related to oppression, racism, white privilege, and intercultural sensitivity to support Board members on their journeys. She also serves on the Board Nomination and Development Committee and has previously served on the Presidential Search and Fundraising committees.