White House Author
Julia Hillengas is representing the City of Philadelphia, which has been a leading Employer of National Service by granting extra points on its civil service exam to AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni. Julia began her career in city government as a SERVE Philadelphia AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Mayor’s Office of Education, where she coordinated and grew the Graduation Coach Campaign. She has worked for more than a decade as an educator, coach, and community organizer through organizations such as YouthBuild Philadelphia, Fairmount Youth Soccer Association, and the YMCA of Philadelphia. Now as the City of Philadelphia's Deputy Service Officer, Julia builds national service and volunteer partnerships to increase impact across the city. She also manages PowerCorpsPHL, an innovative, new AmeriCorps program designed to address the city’s environmental stewardship, youth workforce development, and violence-prevention priorities.