About Otis Bullock, Esq.

As Executive Director of Diversified Community Services, a 100+ employee community based organization with more than $4 million in assets; Otis has dedicated his career to fighting poverty, strengthening communities, and ensuring equal opportunity for all Philadelphians.

Diversified Community Services provides a wide range of social services to promote the healthy development of children and families; and is deeply engaged in community economic development work in Point Breeze.

Otis was featured in The Immortality of Influence, by Salome Thomas-El ©, and I Choose To Stay, a memoir by Salome Thomas-El © 2003, excerpted and adapted in Chicken Soup for the African American Soul © 2004. The chapter centered on how Otis, a former chess student of Salome Thomas-El at Vaux Middle School, beat the odds and became Thomas-El’s first student to graduate from college.

Otis served as the Outreach Director for the 2007 Nutter for Mayor Campaign. After a successful campaign, Otis joined the Administration as the Deputy Executive Director at the Mayor’s Office of Community Service. Mayor Michael A. Nutter later appointed Otis as the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Service. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing about $7 million of state and federal grant funds, and developing anti-poverty initiatives for the Administration.

Otis has recently been honored by The Philadelphia Tribune as one of Philadelphia’s Most Influential African American Leaders. He was featured in Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next, The Givers: 15 young Philadelphians shaping the city’s philanthropy sector.” Otis is also a recipient of the 2015 MLK “Drum Major for Justice” Award, and the 2012 Legacy of Leadership Award, presented by West Chester University. Otis currently lives in Strawberry Mansion with his wife, State Rep. Donna Bullock, and two sons Malcolm and Xavier.