David P. Anderson, MSSE

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. David P. Anderson, MSSE serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Urban League. David is a nationally recognized leader in afterschool, youth workforce development, and public-private partnerships. Through a proven history of over 20 years in education and philanthropy, David has supported the advancement of over 100,000 students through afterschool programs in 293 schools across six school districts. David’s prior experience includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of LA’s BEST where he oversaw afterschool experiential learning to 197 Los Angeles Unified School District schools. His passion and purpose are to create change by raising the trajectory of the community.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, David attended Santa Monica College and later transferred to the University of Southern California (USC), where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. David went on to achieve a Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship degree from the USC Marshall School of Business, where he was awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year.