Associació Educativa Itaca, L'hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

 

During my semester in Barcelona, I was able to work each week at a community-based agency, Itaca, that provided services and support to families that recently immigrated to neighborhoods in L'hospitalet. I helped run the baby program, caring for children ages 0-3 giving parents time to run errands, apply for services, and complete their daily tasks. Due to my Spanish language abilities and interest in community support services, I was able to sit in on family intakes with staff social workers and psychologists to understand the implications of Europe's current political and social crisis.