Bethany Dickerson Wynder
Bethany Dickerson Wynder is the Director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives at City Year, Inc., a national youth service organization based in Boston, Massachusetts. City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities across the United States, as well as through international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. Just as important, during their year of service corps members develop civic leadership skills they can use throughout a lifetime of community service. Among other priorities, Bethany is working to further diversify the applicant pool of corps members and increase national partnerships - all in an effort to increase the educational, leadership development, and service learning opportunities available to youth and young adults.
She is the former director of the Ralph Bunche Societies, an education and leadership program at Phelps Stokes. Bethany also served as a Policy Advisor with the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee (DPC), under the leadership of former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD). While at the DPC, she worked on a range of domestic policy issues, including education. She has also worked as a grant writer in the development/fundraising divisions of The New York Public Library, Thirteen/WNET New York, and the District of Columbia Public Schools.
She currently serves on the Ron Brown Scholar Program Steering Committee and the Breakthrough Cambridge Board of Directors. Bethany is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University. Raised in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Bethany now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, Charles Wynder, Jr.