Julius Walls, Jr., Board Member, Groundwork
Julius Walls, Jr. was recently named CEO of the Greyston Foundation, having previously been the Vice-President for Business Enterprises and Job Development for Greyston Foundation and CEO of the Greyston Bakery. Greyston Foundation is a values driven network of not-for-profit and for-profit organizations founded to help transform the lives of individuals, families and communities. Greyston is located in and focuses the large majority of its community development and social service work in the southwest section of Yonkers, New York. Born in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York and educated at Catholic schools throughout his early years, Julius went to the catholic college seminary to pursue the priesthood. He later transferred to Baruch College to study business. Julius worked first in the accounting field at a midsize CPA firm. He was given an opportunity to work for a chocolate company and was appointed, at the age of 27, to the position of Vice President, Operations. In his final years at the chocolate company, Julius started his own fund raising company, Sweet Roots, Inc. Sweet Roots was a chocolate bar made from African cocoa and packaged in a kente cloth designed wrapper and sold to schools and other organizations for fund raising. He is Vice Chair of the Workforce Investment Board Yonkers, Vice-Chair of SEA Change, and serves on the boards of the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce and the Yonkers YMCA.
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