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Now in its fifth year, the Excellence in AmeriCorps Awards were created to recognize the outstanding and innovative AmeriCorps programs, members, and alumni tackling our nation’s most-pressing challenges.  The 2019 award winners accepted their awards as AmeriCorps also marked its 25th anniversary, celebrating the more than 1 million Americans who have pledged to “get things done.”

“The AmeriCorps alumni and programs selected for this year’s Excellence in AmeriCorps Awards represent the best of the best,” said Chester Spellman, Director of AmeriCorps. “Their incredible efforts, the awesome dedication to improving the lives of their fellow citizens, are inspirations to us all."

Alexis Dean, AmeriCorps alumnus, Schools of Hope, (Madison, Wis.)
Most Impactful AmeriCorps Member Experience
As an AmeriCorps Literacy Tutor and Tutor Coordinator with Schools of Hope in Madison, Wis., Alexis hit all the right notes to keeping his students engaged in the classroom. His “Attendance Rap” music video encourages students to be at school and arrive on time. It is just one of the many examples of Alexis going above and beyond to motivate students. During his service, Alexis wrote 11 different songs with his students on topics ranging from test preparation to community issues. Now that his AmeriCorps term is over, Alexis continues to serve students as a teacher with the Madison School District.

Read the press release.

Congratulations Mr. Alexis!