After losing close friends and experiencing his generation decimated by poverty, crime, disease and addiction, Dante became a community organizer, helping launch community development initiatives and programs.
Dante helped create Stand Up for Kids Worcester, an organization that helps homeless and at-risk youth.
He would go on to serve on the Worcester Public Library Board of Directors, where he helped launch the One City – One Library Initiative, a program that brought public libraries into our public schools.
When he worked at the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center, he organized parents to improve schools.
As Co-Chair of the Citywide Parent Planning Advisory Council, he successfully advocated for more funding for the Worcester Public Schools.
Dante helped allocate thousands of dollars to public schools for arts programming as part of his service on the Worcester Arts Council.