CIIP Blogs

2018 Week 5: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY This week was a week filled with teamwork, leadership, and learning! From Tuesday through Thursday, I attended the Community School Coordinator Summer Institute 2018 at Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School. This 3-day conference gave me the wonderful opportunity to meet many community school coordinators across…
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2018 Week 5: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE This summer, Bikemore has been organizing biweekly Monday evening meetings to invite members of the community to brainstorm about a public art project that will be implemented in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood. Our first meeting in June had great turnout, but we’ve been struggling ever since…
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2018 Week 5: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN For the past two weeks at the office I’ve been researching and summarizing the Kirwan Commission on Education. It took me several drafts to get it to where our legislative director deemed it acceptable, and that was a whole new thing for me….
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2018 Week 5: Healthcare and Health Policy

REAH VASILAKOPOULOS | BALTIMORE HARM REDUCTION COALITION “Opioid overdose crisis: Both common and personal” is Slide 5 of BHRC’s opioid overdose response training. Here, I always stop to recognize for our audience how common and personal overdose can be. It can be painful to revisit or discuss such a sensitive…
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2018 Week 5: Neighborhood

ALICIA BADEA | RUTH M. KIRK RECREATION CENTER I am beginning to understand what people mean sometimes when they say they are proud. Of their children. Of their students. Of course, I have felt a similar type of pride for my younger brother, but in our relationship I have long…
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2018 Week 5: Nonprofit Management

EMMA MAXWELL | BALTIMORE CORPS I have never felt as ready for the weekend as I did at the end of this week. Turns out juggling the responsibilities of three other people plus your own internship projects is not as easy as I expected. As any Hopkins student (or really…
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2018 Week 5: Youth and Family Wellness

AUBREY ROLAND | STAR TRACK Being a member of the very community I am serving through STAR TRACK, I have always felt that I the work I do does not exist in a vacuum; rather, I hold to the strong conviction in the things that I here make a deep…
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2018 Week 4: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Browsing through Facebook last Sunday night, an article the Baltimore Sun posted catches my eye: “Baltimore’s Open Works launches commercial fabrication shop; aims for a manufacturing program renaissance.” It was cool to see the city’s paper take an interest in Open Works, read the quotes…
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2018 Week 4: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY Week 4 has been largely a self-reflecting week. When I think back to the goals I had in week one, I am proud to say I accomplished many of them and found new goals to achieve within a matter of four weeks. In the…
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2018 Week 4: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN Constituent service has been by far the newest experience I’ve had at the office this summer. I heard about constituent service prior to getting this job, and I had also heard that it’s a grunt job that interns don’t get paid to do,…
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