Julie Meyer has worked for over 35 years in the non-profit sector as volunteer, staff, management, founder, and board member for organizations in the areas of social services, international development and policy, health care, social justice, and education. She has worked with grassroots and activist organizations, the community service sector and the philanthropic community. In addition to her extensive management experience, Ms. Meyer has helped found numerous organizations and re-structure others to better fulfill their goals. She is currently working as a nonprofit interim executive.
Previously, she was the Executive Director of The Next Step Public Charter School in Columbia Heights, DC's oldest charter school, for thirteen years. TNS is a bilingual GED and ESL program for older "disconnected" youth ages 16-24 with full-time day and part-time evening programs and extensive wraparound services. Ms. Meyer oversaw the school's rapid growth in size and program offerings, facility acquisition, re-chartering and re-accreditation, and rise to Tier 1 rank. She has been a dedicated advocate for disconnected youth, immigrants, and other marginalized communities. Ms. Meyer was a founder of the New England Central America Network, The Lambi Fund of Haiti and Grantmakers Without Borders.