Since its inception in 1997,
the Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center
has assisted hundreds of children in the city of Racine
with their reading and computer skills.
Founder & Executive Director
Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center, Inc.
Julia possesses a sincere positive spirit of community. She has gone about her daily tasks touching many lives in the City of Racine and has brought about exemplary changes in the lives of individuals and the community as a whole.
Julia was employed by Racine Unified School District as a Teacher’s Assistant and Home/School Worker. She also worked eight years at Goodwill Industries Future Bound Program as Case Manager for disadvantaged youth, eventually becoming program supervisor.
In 1979, Julia started working for the City of Racine as a clerk in the Police Department, and became a police officer five years later. For 17 years she served her community, dedicated to changing the general perception of Police Officers in the eye of the public. She has spent a great deal of time trying to establish closer relationships between law enforcement officers and citizens, especially children.
Children are Julia’s main focus. Knowing the importance of reading and its benefits, Julia founded the COPS ‘N KIDS Reading Center. The COPS ‘N KIDS Reading Center provides free books and tutoring to children, particularly, families who more than likely not have constructive/educational reading material in the home. She believes we can make progress by nurturing positive experiences in the lives of children.
Julia is available for speaking engagements.
Please allow one hour for her time slot.
You may call Julia directly at 262-994-4072.
Featured in “Today’s Black Woman” Magazine – January 2009
Featured in “A Distinctive Style” Magazine 2009
ABC World News Tonight’s “Person of the Year” with Charles Gibson—December 2008
Featured in Story on “Oprah’s Angel Network” – December 1, 2008
“Special Recognition” from Racine County Executive, William McReynolds – September 2008
ABC World News Tonight’s--“Person of the Week” with Charles Gibson – September 26, 2008
Modern Woodman’s “Hometown Hero” Award – September 2008
Received “Women Putting Their Stamp on Metro Milwaukee” Award – USPS- 2008
Milwaukee McDonalds Co-Op “Now that’s Black History” Community Leadership Award----2004