HOPE Atlanta Welcomes Julio Carrillo as New CEO

A recognized leader and change agent in Atlanta, Carrillo will lead the nonprofit beginning in June.



HOPE Atlanta, Metro Atlanta’s most established nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness and hunger, has appointed Julio Carrillo as Chief Executive Officer effective June 20th.


Carrillo brings more than 17 years of 501(c)(3) management experience to the organization. He joins HOPE Atlanta after serving as Chief Operating Officer for Families First, an Atlanta nonprofit that provides a spectrum of services for youth, individuals and families. He has also held executive leadership positions at TechBridge, a nonprofit that helps other nonprofit organizations maximize impact through technology solutions, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.


“This is a pivotal moment, both in HOPE Atlanta’s 120-year history and Georgia’s history,” said Carrillo. “I’m honored to lead this organization as it ushers in a new chapter. Together with our supporters and partners, we will find innovative ways to break the cycle of homelessness and hunger. We will help build a more equitable future for our communities and the clients we serve.”


HOPE Atlanta’s new CEO appointment comes during a time of growth and transformation for the organization. Originally focused on providing 1-1 services to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, HOPE Atlanta combined with hunger-focused nonprofit Action Ministries last year to build a comprehensive solution to homelessness and hunger.


Carrillo has a strong track record as a change-maker and leader in Metro Atlanta. He was selected to serve on the Leadership Atlanta Board of Directors, twice named one of Atlanta magazine’s “Most Powerful Leaders,” recognized as one of 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia and appointed to the Forbes Nonprofit Council.


“I am confident that Julio’s passion and drive will bring further impact to the organization and to those we serve,” said Rocky Atkins, Chair of HOPE Atlanta’s Board of Directors. “His leadership will be instrumental as we continue our critical work to provide a support system for those in need, while helping individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. I speak on behalf of our entire Board of Directors and staff in welcoming Julio to the HOPE Atlanta family.”




HOPE Atlanta founded in 1900, is a nonprofit agency dedicated to preventing and fighting homelessness and hunger. Its mission is to help Georgians avoid homelessness and hunger through a comprehensive approach that equips them with the tools for lifelong stability.

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