CIIP Blogs

2020 Week 6

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares Before reading this week’s blog, take five minutes and check-in with yourself: How am I feeling? Have I been eating regularly? Have I been kind to myself and others? Have I had good enough sleep? Have I been in the sun? Have I stretched my muscles…
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2020 Week 5

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares Being a part of Baltimore’s response to COVID-19 has been exhausting yet rewarding at the same time. With the implementation of social distancing and transition to remote work, we are finding new ways to do our work to support the communities we have always cared about….
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2020 Week 4

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares It feels incredibly surreal as we reach the midpoint of the Community Impact Internship Program this Summer. As a tradition, I look back at my blog and chicken-scratch notes from the first week of the program and reflect upon how far I’ve come – what I…
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2020 Week 3

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares As we approach the one-month benchmark of official CIIP digital interning, I thought I would share a bit about adjusting to work from home, creating new routines, and serving the Baltimore community through a screen. I start my mornings around 7 AM with some hot Nescafe…
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2020 Week 2

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares As I log into Zoom, I see a quick preview of my head full of thick curls and my name along the bottom of the screen ‘Sarah Abdellah (she/her/hers)’. The addition of my pronouns to my username was quickly commended by Killian, one of the doulas…
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2020 Week 1

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares We are living in a time of revolution. The Black voices in our communities have consistently been calling for change. Calling for racial justice and the dismantling of structural, systemic, interpersonal, and institutionalized racism in our country. We are also living in a time of revolution…
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2019 Featured Blogs

SARAH KIM | IMPACT HUB – Week 6 Sometimes, working at Impact Hub feels like I’m interning at a dozen businesses. There is the Impact Hub Baltimore team, but most of the members there are leading completely different startups and businesses that I’m really just starting to become familiar with….
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2019 Week 6: Community Arts Programs

SEHEJ PARMAR | BALTIMORE YOUTH ARTS If there is one thing I have struggled with this week at my internship, it is maintaining a balance – a balance between empathy and authority. I would have to say that if I were to take one of those personality tests, the results…
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2019 Week 6: Family Wellness & Services

CHARLIE NGUYEN | EPISCOPAL REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT CENTER ALLIANCE Very often in the context of refugees, immigration, and asylum, society tends to focus on the tragic: forced displacement, deportation, and the violation of human rights in our country that we’ve been made aware of in recent months. Don’t get me…
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