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Antonio Mendez

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Deputy Region Director for Programming

Antonio is the Deputy Region Director for Programming and Training at the AmeriCorps NCCC Southwest Region Campus. He has worked in government for over a decade and most recently served as Executive Director of Serve Colorado – the Governor’s Commission on Community Service. He was the recipient of a Posse Scholarship and graduated from Colby College with a bachelor's degree in American studies. After attending Colby, Antonio dedicated himself to public service. He worked as a Teach for America Corps member, a Senior Trainer at the Posse Foundation, a Colorado Legislative Fellow, and an intern in the Obama Administration.

In 2014, Antonio graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with a Juris Doctor and a certificate in international law. He was selected as a 2020 Latino Leadership Institute Fellow, a 2019 board member of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, and a 2018 Aspen Institute Spotlight Health Scholar,  and a 2018 Colorado Change Leader. He lives in the Roxborough Park neighborhood with his wife, Caitlin, and their poodle-schnauzer mix, Duke.