Julayne Virgil

Chief Executive Officer, Girls Inc of Alameda CountyOakland, CAStory & Photos by Lauri Levenfeld

There is something about the feeling of home that is like nothing else. When you have grown up and lived some of your most important moments in one place, it’s hard not to heed the calling to return. For Julayne Virgil, after forging a successful career in the private sector in NYC, she returned to her roots. Not only did she return to her hometown of Oakland, but to carry on the legacy of family women before her who dedicated themselves to bettering  the world through education and non-profit. On a stroll one day in her neighborhood Virgil stumbled upon Girls Inc., an organization she would soon to be an integral part of. Immediately she knew she had found her calling and a new place to call home, one where she would support teenage girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

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