Julie Vo is the Director of Development at Environmental Charter Schools. In her role, she works to develop and build ECS partnerships while overseeing fundraising, marketing, grants, PR and communication activities. Upon her arrival in 2015, Julie was drawn to ECS’ commitment to growing civic-minded and self-aware students who are knowledgeable in community development practice and excited about making a difference.
Julie loves to connect with people and help them develop their strengths and share their personal stories. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Asian American Studies and a minor in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Julie has over fifteen years of experience in grant writing, nonprofit development, youth mentorship programs and community arts. Before coming to ECS, she oversaw grants and communications at MOMS Orange County. She has been honored for her community leadership by the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative and Senator Lou Correa and her writing was awarded Best Advocacy Voice by New American Media. Julie currently serves on the board of the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) and the Advisory Boards of Orange County Environmental Justice and the CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She also organizes with VietUnity-SoCal, Viet Solidarity & Action Network and commongroundoc.