Meet Julie Jensen, Our 10th Anniversary Honoree

Tuesday September 19, 2023 By Barbershop Books

Barbershop Books is celebrating a decade of helping the babies read 🎉

We invite you to celebrate this tremendous milestone with us on Wednesday, November 8th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Museum of the City of New York. Purchase your tickets here.

Join us as we honor early literacy advocate and Barbershop Books supporter Julie Jensen.

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Julie J. Jensen holds the position of Chair and Director at the Oakpoint Charitable Foundation. Oakpoint is dedicated to granting funds and offering pro bono technical assistance to a diverse array of charities connected with underserved youth and the arts. Ms. Jensen accomplished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Grinnell College. It was through an issue of the Grinnell Alumni magazine that she initially discovered Barbershop Books and became involved in its work. She went on to attain a law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, as well as an LL.M. in Taxation from Temple University.

Additionally, Ms. Jensen fulfills the role of Trustee for The Jenesis Group, a family foundation headquartered in Irving, Texas. She also stands as a founding member of The Women’s Art Center of the Hamptons (WACH), an institution committed to promoting women in the arts through specialized programs and community engagement within a supportive and immersive environment. Her dedication extends to volunteering as a board member for various other non-profit organizations across the nation.

Barbershop Books is looking for sponsors for our 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Your sponsorship will support Barbershop Books’ expanding programs, impacting over 15,000 Black boys and other vulnerable children this year!

To reserve your tax-deductible sponsorship, email Sheena Brockington at

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