Meet Darryl Bundrige   

Darryl Bundrige was named the Executive Director and Vice President of City Year Philadelphia in July of 2015. In this role he inspires, challenges and supports a staff of 50, an AmeriCorps team of 215 serving 19 schools throughout the city of Philadelphia and oversees a $9.8 million budget.  

As a passionate supporter of youth education, Darryl is a long-time member of the City Year family. Prior to his role as Executive Director and Vice President, he served as City Year Philadelphia’s Managing Director of Impact for over six years. In this position, he led the execution of City Year’s Whole School Whole Child service model, the management and development of the corps leadership experience and was the primary liaison to the School District of Philadelphia and PennSERVE, the governor’s office of citizen service. During this time, Darryl also launched the first-ever School District Leadership Summit (an opportunity for local leaders in education to meet and discuss impact), oversaw a three-fold increase in District and City funding and helped increase individual donor giving seven times over. Similarly, Darryl’s leadership was critical in the implementation of the Diplomas Now collaborative model which was piloted in Philadelphia and expanded nationwide.  

More recently, Darryl has led on developing City Year Philadelphia’s five-year strategic plan and the celebration of the site’s 20th anniversary, all while encouraging current and prospective funders, policy makers, alumni and other leaders in the Philadelphia community to contribute to City Year’s mission of helping students remain on track for academic and social-emotional success.  

Darryl’s experience prior to City Year includes roles as the After School Programs Director at Foundations Inc., the Dean of Students for Family Charter School and two years of service as an AmeriCorps member for the National School and Community Corps in Philadelphia. A Pittsburgh suburb native, he is a graduate of Penn State University and a lifetime member of the university’s Alumni Association for which he has also served three terms on the Penn State Alumni Council, the governing body of the association. Additionally, Darryl is the former Co-Chair of the National Service Task Force in Philadelphia and a current member of the Cedar Park Neighbor Association Scholarship Committee. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia African-American Leadership Development Forum and the Urban League’s Urban Leadership Forum and founder of the Berta and Earnest Bundrige Jr. Diversity Scholarship in State College, PA. 

 

Darryl continues to mentor 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, and a 2018 “Made Man” honoree.