Darryl Bundrige is the Executive Director and Vice President of City Year Philadelphia, a position he was appointed to in July of 2015. In five years, Darryl has enlarged City Year Philadelphia's public and private funding, expanded the staff from 35 to 50 employees, and reached an operating budget of $10 million, up from $8 million. As Executive Director, Darryl inspires, challenges, and supports staff along with more than 200 AmeriCorps members (ages 18-25) serving as mentors and tutors in 19 schools across Philadelphia.
An alumnus of Penn State University, Darryl mentors Penn State students and Philadelphia youth while being a voice for youth education. Previous awards for his work and service have included the 2015 Brothers Network honoree, 2010 Outstanding Alumni Council Member awardee, the K. David Weidner Diversity Award recipient, a 2018 “Made Man” honoree, and a 2019 Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leader award recipient.
Guest columnist Darryl Bundrige highlights AmeriCorps members whose quiet commitment to national service in our public schools is helping students and teachers manage disruptions, stress and disconnection in the wake of the pandemic.