Seth Dorrell

Deputy Executive Director, Southwest Community Development Corporation

Adjunct Professor, Urban Studies Department


Seth Dorrell completed a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Baylor University, then earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development from Eastern University.


He joined Southwest Community Development Corporation ( in Southwest Philadelphia in 2005 as a community organizer. He is currently the Deputy Executive Director responsible for overseeing Community and Economic Development programs including community organizing, housing counseling, job development, commercial corridor management, organizing business communities and development, publication of the community newspaper (, grant writing and management, as well as additional administrative and programming projects.


He is currently the co-president of the board of CityLights Network, Inc., former president of the Eastwick Rotary Club, treasurer of church council at Vineyard Community Church, and involved in several neighborhood associations in Philadelphia.


He currently lives in the neighborhood where he works in Southwest Philadelphia with his wife Sarah and daughter Finley Grace. They attend Vineyard Community Church- West Philly where they have been active in leadership since its inception in 2005.


Seth Dorrell

Deputy Executive Director

Southwest Community Development Corporation

6328 Paschall Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19142

(215) 729-0729 Direct

(215) 726-5719 Fax

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