Fords on Friday - Julia Reeves ’14

Friday, February 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
STO STO 300B CCPA Conference Room
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Workshop/Information Session
Abkairova, Dina
Career Services

Julia Reeves ’14
Project Manager, Philadelphia Department Of Public Health
Growth & Structure of Cities Major

Julia is the Special Projects Manager at the Philadelphia Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health. In this role, she supports a collective effort to launch a centralized intake system that will connect Philadelphia families to home visiting programs that best meet families’ goals. She also leads two empathy- and strength-based health campaigns including the nationally and internationally recognized Philly Loves Breastfeeding. Integral to all of Julia’s activities at the Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health is a focus on affecting positive systemic change to advance racial and ethnic health equity. Julia is passionate about health justice and believes that the best work is the product of strong, inclusive collaborations: deferring to and centering the voices of local experts with sustained lived experience.

Prior to working at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Julia spent an Americorps VISTA year at the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity where she served as the Education and Health & Wellness Coordinator for the Promise Zone Initiative. Beforehand she worked for Dream Camp, an educational non-profit, mentoring children ages 6 to 16 as well as doing curriculum development, program management, and recruitment to provide year-round out of school time programming to 250 families during the summer and 60 during the school year.

She hails from Chicago and has lived in West Philly since 2014. She is and learning to throw pottery and enjoys exploring Philly's natural environments. As a Penn Center for Public Health Adjunct Fellow, she participates in educational initiatives within the public health workforce. Most recently Julia was selected to be a CityMatCH 2020 CityLeader, through which she is grateful to have the mentorship of others taking an antiracist approach to public health.


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