About Me


“Seventeen years ago, I overcame homelessness, addiction, and the loss of close friends. I turned my life around, helped start nonprofits such as Stand Up for Kids Worcester, started a small business, and spent the last ten years working with young people and bringing kids, parents, and policymakers together to address challenges related to our schools.”



Dante Comparetto helped create Stand Up for Kids Worcester,

an organization helping homeless and at-risk youth.



He has served on the Worcester Public Library Boardhelping to launch the One City – One Library Initiativewhich put libraries back into our public schools.



He believes in parents having a voice in their schools, organizing parents at Elm Park Community School and serving on the Citywide Parent Planning Advisory Council.



As part of his service on the Worcester Arts Councilhe helped restore and create new arts programming in our schools.



Most recently he worked with the Education Association of Worcester (EAW)on the Save Our Public Schools – No on Question 2 campaign to ensure that Massachusetts continues to invest in our schools.




He continues to work with the EAW to make sure our schools are safe and healthy.






Dante is the owner of Pure Juz, a socially responsible small business