This year was Taller de José hosted their ninth annual Builder's Day Celebration where they celebrated the art of accompaniment they do for their clients as well as providing resources to others. It was a day to give thanks to all of their community partners for their support throughout the year. Taller de José invited us fellows to join them for their celebration and we were so honored and excited to have been able to be apart of this great experience, especially being able to help fundraise for the organization.
As part of the university-wide Weekend of Excellence, the Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium showcases undergraduate research and community engagement at Loyola University Chicago. The research fellows showcased their work through an oral presentation where they brought to light the narratives of the the clients they worked with at Taller de José as well as reflecting on their overall experience tying it to their personal lives.