CIIP Blogs

2022 Week 7: Healthcare

Fatima Baloul | Shepherd’s Clinic As I have reached the home stretch of CIIP, I have reflected quite a bit on all that I have learned throughout the course of the past 2 months. Shepherd’s Clinic has illuminated the value and the impact of being in a work environment surrounded…
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2022 Week 7: Youth and Education

Hélène Girard | Village Learning Place My placement collaborated with the 29th Street Community Center for orientation. Our missions as organizations are very similar, but 29th Street is more recent as a nonprofit, so they were still in the process of figuring out their structure for the children’s summer program….
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2022 Week 7: Non-profit Management

Genesis Aire | Public Justice Center Over the summer, I’ve noticed a lot of collaboration happening between the housing project of the Public Justice Center and Baltimore Renters United. The marketing graphics I’ve created for the inclusionary housing and licensing bill all received feedback from members of BRU. The PJC…
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2022 Week 7: Neighborhood/Community Organizing

Aiman Altaf | 29th St Community Center I see intersectionality at 29SCC through the activities I do with the kids and adults who come to the community center, and in the ways the center interacts with other local nonprofits. One of the first times I noticed it was after a…
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2022 Week 7: Government/Policy

Kerim Bali | Office of Councilmember Mark Conway This was the penultimate week of my internship in the Office of Councilman Conway, and I’m honestly shocked at how fast this summer went by. I spent a lot of this week working on my end-of-the-summer project. Our office has this project…
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2022 Week 7: Family Wellness

Fatima Elzamzami | Franciscan Center These past two weeks I have had the opportunity to visit detox facilities, shelters, and homeless encampments across Baltimore with the Franciscan Center’s Outreach team. The goal of our outreach services is to reach clients who may otherwise be inaccessible to the Center due to…
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2022 Week 7: Environment, Sustainability & Community Health

Angelica Brooks | Farm Alliance of Baltimore Intersectionality is a concept that I always see while working with the Farm Alliance of Baltimore. At the forefront, the Farm Alliance deals with urban agriculture as well as supplying resources and a community to urban farms and gardens around the city. However,…
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2022 Week 7: Arts

Liesel Arauz Vallecillo | Art With A Heart The main two other placements that I can think of that intersect with ours are St. Francis Neighborhood Center and Baltimore City Public Schools. I assist with weekly classes every Monday and Wednesday morning at St. Francis Neighborhood Center. The students I…
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2022 Week 5: Youth and Education

Cionne Gates | By Peaceful Means Everyday, I keep trying to find ways to challenge me outside of my comfort zone by setting higher expectations for myself in both professional and personal disciplines. This internship experience has made me retrospective in my approaches to children. For instance, my class schedule…
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2022 Week 5: Non-profit Management

Genesis Aire | Public Justice Center This week at the PJC really flew by for me. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, last week I was assigned three different projects by three different people. Two of them work primarily with the Housing project and the other was from…
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