Julie Franklin is an entrepreneur and community activist who is passionate about education and social justice and children.
Since moving to Miami five years ago, she has mentored over 100 students through the Posse Foundation, Teach for America, Women of Tomorrow and Achieve Miami. She is on the advisory board of Teach for America – Miami Dade, a trustee at Ransom Everglades School and on the board of directors of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. She is co-chair of the Board of Advisors at The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) at the University of Pennsylvania, and chairs the marketing committee of The School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) whose primary focus is on social innovation and justice. She is also actively involved in the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women (TCPW), an organization established to advocate for and improve the environment for women faculty, students and administrators.
She is an advisor to The Arthur Project (TAP) whose unique mentorship model is focused on middle school youth in underserved communities.
She is a director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy whose venture approach to philanthropy focuses on leverage to increase impact and is a member of the Areivim Philanthropic Group who, guided by a philosophy that champions collaboration and experimentation, believes in the power of the collective to achieve a greater impact.
Mrs. Franklin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and currently resides in Miami, FL.