2021

2021 Week 1: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES This past week was spent getting accustomed to and learning more about my placement this summer. I’m working with MOMCares, which is “a postpartum doula program designed to support mothers of color in the NICU who identify themselves as under-supported and facing financial stressors”. On my…
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2021 Orientation: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES In the past 30 days since I submitted my last final, I’ve taken a lot of time to myself. Frankly speaking, I probably spent a few too many hours aimlessly scrolling on Tiktok in my post-junior year/pre-CIIP existence. Consequently, transitioning into participating in CIIP Orientation over…
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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 5: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Finishing week five of this internship has been very bittersweet. I find myself reflecting on going back to my other responsibilities that come with the academic year. I’ve decided that I am absolutely going to miss working here at the Center and will…
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2021 Week 4: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER This week our summer programs finally started! I am finally matching names to faces and meeting the children that the staff over at the Center have been telling me so much about. I would say that this week made me think of another…
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2021 Week 3: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Since the beginning of my internship, I’ve been learning about the history of the Community Center and their relationship with other organizations in the city. This summer really marks a transformative time for the Center because they are no longer a site under…
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2021 Week 2: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Week two was amazing because I was able to meet the rest of the staff members at the community center. It truly was a blessing to end up at the placement that I did because I really do feel at home there. Everyone…
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2021 Week 1: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Just yesterday I had the opportunity to have lunch with a woman who has been living on Abell Avenue for over fifty years, and she now currently serves on both the board for the community center but also for the Abell Improvement Association….
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2021 Orientation: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER CIIP Orientation made me feel all types of emotions from the start. I was nervous, excited, anxious, and honestly a bit sad at times. In allowing myself to be vulnerable with others, with the hope to create lasting and meaningful relationships even within…
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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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