Rachel D'Alio, Office Administrative Coordinator
"I joined DCAN as a VISTA in 2018. The AmeriCorps philosophy is all about service to others. I did a lot of the student facing work including planning Detroit College Day, conducting College 101 presentations, recruiting students for our SAT prep courses and supporting with other DCAN initiatives.
Joining AmeriCorps was a great decision for me. I think the students who face many barriers day-to-day have impacted me the most in this work. They show so much drive and perseverance given all the challenges and it inspires me to push myself every day.
I am passionate about serving Detroit students and the educators who support them. Everything we do at DCAN is for the students and seeing just one person realize they are college material regardless of their background is what makes it worth it."