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Darrin W. Anderson is the new president, CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia

By: - April 13, 2023 9:50 am
A section of North Broad Street in Philadelphia

A section of North Broad Street in Philadelphia (Image by Mark Henninger/Imagic Digital/The Philadelphia Tribune).

By Philadelphia Tribune Staff

PHILADELPHIA —  Darrin W. Anderson, who recently served as CEO of the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, is the new president and CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia, the organization announced this week.

In a Tuesday statement, the Urban League said Anderson is a “a brilliant and inspiring leader with over 25 years of experience providing strategic direction and guidance within the nonprofit sector.”

More from the Urban League’s statement:

Darrin W. Anderson (Photo via the Philadelphia Tribune).

In addition, he has worked collaboratively with national donors, secured $50 million in government aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, and established the New Jersey YMCA Equity Committee and National Housing and Social Services.

His primary focus is driving innovation, growth, and transformative change on behalf of marginalized and low-income communities. In addition, Darrin is responsible for helping to pass over 100 legislative bills and ordinances in New Jersey, assisting in removing social and economic barriers to good health and economic mobility.

Throughout the selection process, what most impressed the Board, was Darrin’s singular commitment to the mission and vision of the ULP. He will be a valued partner for our Board, a dedicated and compassionate leader for our staff, a committed visionary for our donors and stakeholders, and a tireless champion for the communities we serve.

Over our 106-year history, the ULP has served the Philadelphia region with professionalism, distinction, and an unwavering commitment to our core mission – to empower African Americans and other underserved people to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. We are excited to welcome Darrin as part of that legacy and look forward to introducing him.

This story first appeared in the Philadelphia Tribune, a publishing partner of the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. 

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