Anthony Phillips, Managing Director
Anthony Phillips is the Managing Director & Board Chairman of Youth Action. In 2003, at the age of 14, Anthony co-founded Youth Action with a desire for the organization to grow to become a fine local and national model for student-led service and civic engagement. Anthony finds working for service, leadership, and college access programs gratifying. He is passionate about observing the impact that student development programs have on youth. He has worked in educational & youth development non-profits including: City Year Philadelphia, Summer Search Philadelphia, Breakthrough Philadelphia, Student Bridges in Massachusetts, W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute at Princeton, Spark the Wave, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable, Northeast Center for Youth & Families, Scholar Academies, Africare, and The Institute for Responsible Citizenship. Anthony holds a B.A. in African American Studies and Philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and received his master’s degree in Black Religion in the African Diaspora from Yale. He studied at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia during the 2008-2009 academic year. He is also currently pursing a PhD in Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Phillips is a lifelong and proud resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.