As a Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator, Dilcia’s role is to deliver education on intimate partner violence, provide young people with support through counseling and other services and promote peer leadership. She is based at the Marie Curie School for Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions in the Bronx.
Dilcia received her Master’s in Social Work at Hunter’s Silberman School of Social Work with a focus on community organizing, planning and development. Her field of interest was in working with immigrants and people impacted by trauma. Dilcia got her bachelor's in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her strongest passion is in advocating for Latinx, youth, womxn rights and immigration. She hopes to get her social work license soon.
Prior to joining Day One, Dilcia went back to John Jay College as an intern for the Women’s Center for Gender Justice. There she organized with students to address issues related to reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, anti violence education and gender equity. These efforts included campaign planning, facilitating workshops and outreach. Before going to the Women’s Center, Dilcia was an intern for the non-profit New Immigrant Community Empowerment. She was the point person for their campaign on combating the exploitation practices of undocumented immigrant workers. She also provided one on one assistance to their members and helped with developing “Know Your Rights” workshops.