2021

2021 Week 1: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB This first week at Impact Hub, I hit the ground running — reading and reflecting on Impact Hub’s projects and missions, speaking with the team and the organization’s members, writing and thinking about what it means to both connect people and authentically tell someone’s story….
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2021 Orientation: Virtual Internships

HUIYAO CHEN | BALTIMORE JOB HUNTERS SUPPORT GROUP Orientation has been a challenge to me in multiple different ways. The disclosing nature of the orientation itself and the way it interacts with my other life events have made it both especially challenging and unexpectedly full of love and support. I…
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2021 Orientation: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB This past week of Orientation, I found myself reflecting often on relationship ecosystems, particularly around the following set of questions: how do you show up for your community? How do you show up for those sharing space with you? How do you show up for…
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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 5: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION I hosted the membership drive launch on Saturday, and it feels like it was a success! I had a very long and stressful week preparing for it because I have felt a lot of pressure to make it a success. We have a very…
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2021 Week 4: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION I feel like my goals for the Summer have not changed because I purposefully kept them vague from the start. I feel like I have met all of my goals from orientation already too. I met lots of very interesting and passionate people that…
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2021 Week 3: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION This past week has been slightly more stressful than usual because the whole office was on vacation, but I still had tasks to do. I was focusing on a number of tasks such as fixing the brochure and I learned plenty of new skills….
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2021 Week 2: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION This week I had numerous conversations with my supervisor on the bigger picture of all we do. She recently asked me to redesign our brochure. She felt, although it was beautiful, it did not portray who we are. I realized that we cannot rely…
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2021 Week 1: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION My past week has been filled with educational material about reciprocal economics systems such as co-ops and buying clubs. I learned a lot about alternative business practices that held people above profits. When explaining it to my friends they seem concerned about how it…
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2021 Orientation: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION After a week of talking about what our internships will be like and preparing ourselves to go out to serve a good cause I had my first day of work Saturday. I decided to start early because I want my first official day to…
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