City Squash
Enabling New York City youth to fulfill their academic,
athletic and personal potential.


Julia Pershan 

Julia joined the CitySquash board in 2015. She helps manage the Areté Foundation which supports endeavors in the fields of education, health, and the arts. Julia has extensive history in the nonprofit sector and community service, having co-founded Freedom Summer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to young voter registration and participation before being appointed by President Clinton to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She currently also sits on the board of directors of the Outward Bound Center for Peacekeeping,  the Islesboro Islands Trust, and The Brearley School where her three daughters Ella, Phoebe, and Hannah are currently enrolled. Julia and her husband Jonathan live in Manhattan where they enjoy watching their daughters play increasingly good squash.