Alex Block provides support to the Shriver Center's fundraising and events teams. Prior to joining the Shriver Center as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2016, Alex worked as a community organizer in Cincinnati, Ohio, and worked for Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky in Washington, DC. In his hometown of Evanston, Illinois, Alex organized a successful grassroots movement to protect public parkland from private for-profit development and represented students on the District 202 Board of Education. Alex graduated from Miami University with degrees in Political Science and History. He sits on the board of directors of the Evanston Police & Fire Foundation and Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens.