As a program manager for Global Community Affairs, Julie leads strategic community investments in Silicon Valley, building and stewarding relationships with local nonprofit organizations. A San Jose resident, in her spare time, Julie enjoys practicing yoga, running, and spending time with friends and family.
Having served in the U.S. military and earned a college degree, Joseph never dreamed he would end up homeless. Learn how long-time Applied Materials grantee Housing Trust Silicon Valley helped Joseph find his way home.
As a company built by innovators, Applied Materials understands the importance of investing in the entire education pathway, from reading and writing to math and science and from teacher professional development to project-based learning. The company's Education Initiative focuses on key inflection points in a student’s academic trajectory: entering kindergarten ready to learn and succeed, performing at grade level in English language arts and mathematics in early elementary school, staying on academic track in middle school, and pursuing a college-preparatory curriculum in high school.