Julio Marcial, California Wellness Foundation

TITLE: Program Director

FOCUS AREAS: Violence prevention, leadership development, capacity building and innovation

CONTACT: (818) 702–1900; jmarcial@calwellness.org

PROFILE: Julio Marcial serves as a program director at CWF and specializes in grantmaking related to preventing violence and promoting strong community leadership. He is responsible for reviewing letters of interest, evaluating grant proposals, conducting site visits, making funding recommendations, and monitoring active grants. Marcial’s bio on the CWF website shares:

Julio Marcial is a program director at The California Wellness Foundation where he currently manages grantmaking related to violence prevention, leadership development, capacity building and innovation. His responsibilities include reviewing letters of interest, requesting and evaluating grant proposals, conducting site visits, making funding recommendations and monitoring active grants.

In 1998, Marcial joined the Cal Wellness communications department, and was appointed program director in 2007. Previously, Marcial held a fellowship through the Committee on Institutional Cooperation at the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where his thesis focused on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to addressing child sexual abuse.

Marcial is an appointed member of the Juvenile Justice Standing Committee of the California Board of State and Community Corrections, and a member of the World Health Organization’s Violence Prevention Alliance Advisory Committee, the Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth. He is also a board member of T.R.U.S.T. South LA and a 2014 American Express NGen Fellow. Previously, he was on the board for the All For One Youth Mentoring Program, the Los Angeles Music and Art School, and Hispanics in Philanthropy.

Marcial earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology of mass communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was awarded an American Sociological Association fellowship to study racial and ethnic disparities in the California juvenile justice system.