CIIP Blogs

2021 Week 6: Virtual Internships

HUIYAO CHEN | BALTIMORE JOB HUNTERS SUPPORT GROUP Connecting dots is a particularly salient theme for this week. During the Bites session, we talk about the topic of immigration, which is very informative and eye-opening, especially when I learned that Baltimore is a sanctuary city while Maryland is not (a…
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2021 Week 6: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB Impact Hub’s work is inherently intersectional; being an organization that facilitates and catalyzes relationships across different sectors in the city of Baltimore, plus being an organization who prioritizes systems change work and viewing the city as a social ecosystem, Impact Hub constantly has to take…
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2021 Week 6: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER During this internship I have quickly learned how small the Baltimore community is, and because of this so many nonprofit organizations lean on and work with one another to work toward a common goal. My very first week at the community center I…
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2021 Week 6: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES This week I came to the realization that my time with MOMCares this summer has gone by incredibly quickly. With only two weeks left, I’m appreciating that I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the management of a non-profit as well as the information that is…
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2021 Week 6: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION Intersectionality is at the basis of community work. One concept I grapple with is how collectivism and individualism coincide. The conclusion I came to is that the individual, made up of many unique characteristics, builds upon the community BECAUSE of their uniqueness. We each…
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2021 Week 6: Education & Youth Advocacy

JORDAN ADAMS | CALVIN M. RODWELL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL We have three student workers with us at the school, working as support staff and assisting us with day-to-day tasks. One of them has come to us from Centro SOL (Carlos’ placement) to work alongside the other students who’ve come to us…
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2021 Week 6: Community Arts Programs

MARCUS BREED | ART WITH A HEART This week was busy! I was able to finish up a design for a mural that Ali asked me to help with and now we are just focusing on figuring out the color scheme. I am so excited to see how the design…
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2021 Featured Blogs

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB – Week 6 Impact Hub’s work is inherently intersectional; being an organization that facilitates and catalyzes relationships across different sectors in the city of Baltimore, plus being an organization who prioritizes systems change work and viewing the city as a social ecosystem, Impact Hub constantly…
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2021 Week 5: Virtual Internships

HUIYAO CHEN | BALTIMORE JOB HUNTERS SUPPORT GROUP Week 5 has been a significant week of learning and connecting (both dots and people). Aside from completing the second round of revision for the Green Guide, I have also made slide presentations for two articles on hiring biases and “what to…
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2021 Week 5: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB When I think about how what I’m learning this summer might apply to my career or life goals, it’s striking to me how much of my work this summer has been determined by individuals. Meeting, interviewing, and writing about Impact Hub, its members, the Baltimore…
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