Keeping food on the table and a roof over your head during the pandemic is nearly impossible for millions of Americans.
That is the reality for scores of immigrant families in Berkshire County. The Berkshire Immigrant Center is working to support those families now more than ever, but the non-profit can only do so much.
Under new Lead Organizer Dondei Dean, Berkshire Interfaith Organizing has been hosting the two-hour conversation space, called Cafecito, that is working toward getting communications from Pittsfield Public Schools translated into Spanish.
Brook Mead spent 17 years working at the Berkshire Immigrant Center and eventually became the executive director. But it came time for her to move on and she penned a farewell letter.
The news of Mead's departure was big news and it quickly made its way. It made its way to Lexington where Michelle Lopez read it. Lopez had only recently returned to the United States after working in Havana, Cuba, assisting with study abroad programs. She moved back with her husband and was working at Brandeis