November 17, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Repair the World
part of a series on Death
About the speaker
Julius is the Founding CEO of Steel Smiling, Executive Director with the Will Allen Foundation, and a Contributing Writer for the BMe Community. He serves as a Board and Development Committee Member with the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Julius mentors at Brashear High School through Pittsburgh Public School’s We Promise Program. He also volunteers for Pitt’s newly-developed Young Alumni Advisory Team.
In addition to being a Licensed Master Social Worker, Julius is certified in Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Behavioral Health. He also completed a Trauma-Informed Community Practice Workshop with Duquesne University through their Department of Psychology and Rita McGinley Psychology Clinic.
This year Julius was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP’s 40 Under 40 awardees. He presented at TEDxPittsburgh in 2016. Julius received a Community Genius Award from BMe as well as a Distinguished Alumni Rising Star Award for Direct Practice from Pitt’s School of Social Work. The Incline named Julius to their Community Leaders and Activists list. Julius also earned an Emerging Grassroots Leader Award from the PEAL Center of Pittsburgh. In 2016, he was nominated for the Coro Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Individual Leadership Award.
Winchester Thurston School (WT) provides a dynamic learning environment where students in Pre-K through grade 12 achieve at the highest levels in academics, the arts, and athletics. City as Our Campus is a community-based learning initiative that connects WT students and teachers with community resources to extend learning beyond the classroom, connect with a diversity of people, and increase students’ investment in their community. Learn more at www.cityasourcampus.org.
Repair the World is driven by a deep commitment to offer volunteer opportunities that meet real local needs. This year Repair the World: Pittsburgh is focusing on two specific issue areas: Education Justice and Food Justice. We work with our partners throughout the year to organize both one-time and ongoing service opportunities around these issues and more.
The Sprout Fund enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities. Founded in 2001, Sprout facilitates community-led solutions to regional challenges and supports efforts to create a thriving, progressive, and culturally diverse region. With strong working relationships to many community organizations and regional stakeholders, The Sprout Fund is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading agencies on issues related to civic engagement, talent attraction and retention, public art, and catalytic small-scale funding. Learn more and get involved at sproutfund.org.