After practicing law in South Florida, Vance Aloupis joined The Children’s Movement in June 2010 and now serves as the organization’s state director. Working directly with David Lawrence, Aloupis’ work focuses on building statewide awareness and support for early childhood education through organizational collaborations, regional strategies, fundraising and increasing public awareness.

A former student body president at the University of Miami, student trustee on the UM Board of Trustees, and a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Aloupis was the Judge Peter Palermo Fellow in the University of Miami Center for Ethics and Public Service’s Street Law program. During his tenure, he created and taught curricula for juvenile detention centers in South Florida. Aloupis also worked as both a civil litigator and with the Legal Services of Greater Miami Homeless Project prior to joining The Children’s Movement.

In 2012, Aloupis was appointed in 2012 by Gov. Rick Scott to serve a two-year term as a commissioner for the Governor’s Commission on Community Service. He is a board member for the Miami Coalition for the Homeless and the Awesome Foundation Miami. Aloupis is also a graduate of the Miami Fellows program and Connect Florida.