Julian A. Pierce is Senior Program Manager of Economic Opportunity at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, where he specializes in developing and implementing collective impact and community-based strategies focused on systems change for racial equity in the areas of housing affordability, income growth, and asset-building for low-to-moderate income residents across southwestern Connecticut.

Prior to joining FCCF in 2017, Julian worked as a Housing Counselor for Building Neighborhoods Together (formerly Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust) preparing first-time homebuyers to be purchase-ready and assisting individuals and families at risk of foreclosure through loss-mitigation counseling. He helped low-to-moderate income families understand and grow their finances, chart paths to become homeownership-ready through credit repair and debt management and connected residents to vital resources to ease them through the homebuying process and address basic needs.

Julian holds a master’s in community program development from the University of New Haven and a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology from the University of Miami. He is also a HUD-certified housing counselor.