CEO & Co-Founder | KaBOOM!
DARELL HAMMOND is the cofounder and leader of KaBOOM!, an innovative nonprofit based in Washington, DC, that is saving play by making sure there is a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Founded out of Darell’s apartment in 1996, KaBOOM! has raised $200 million, rallied a million volunteers, led the hands-on construction of 2,000 playgrounds, and inspired a movement for the child’s right to play.
Darell is the author of an upcoming book, KaBOOM!: How One Man Began A Movement to Help Save Play, published by Rodale, which will launch in April 2011. Darell lives in Washington, DC.