CIIP Blogs

2019 Week 5: Law/Policy/Government

SAM MOLLIN | MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION After preparing for roughly the whole summer since I got here, this week one of my ongoing side tasks finally came to fruition; The Charles Center Wayfinding Workshop. First, some background. This workshop was held as part of the Inclusive Transit Initiative that the…
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2019 Week 5: Family Wellness & Services

EILLEN MARTINEZ | ESPERANZA CENTER “A name is something weightless yet carried forever, like a heartbeat.” -On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong Eyes encased by purple sclera nails bruised indigo gray a tempest sky buried beneath skin lips like they’re thawing from generations in ice this a boy with…
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2019 Week 5: Environment & Food Access

BENTLEY ADDISON | GREATER BAYBROOK ALLIANCE I got to the garden, running a little late as always, at around 10:20. A man in a blue shirt looked downright surprised to see me, expecting only those who had made a longterm commitment to Filbert St Garden to show up to the…
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2019 Week 5: Education & Youth Advocacy

YVETTE BAILEY-EMBERSON | ROBERT W COLEMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL After 5 weeks at my placement, I have built great relationships with the people that work in the school. I really love working with them and they welcome me into the community and make me feel at home at the school. When…
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2019 Week 5: Community Arts Programs

JEVON CAMPBELL | DENT EDUCATION This week was pretty cool. I feel like I am getting a much better handle on how to do the paperwork for the food and the timesheets for our YouthWorks students. I still like my coworkers and I feel like I am getting to know…
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2019 Week 5: Nonprofit Management & Development

SOFIA CUENCA | CENTRAL BALTIMORE PARTNERSHIP Friday, I had the opportunity of going to the Baltimore Lights of Liberty protest against the current administration’s practices toward immigrant communities. More than 400 individuals from all over the city met in front of City Hall, marched to McKeldin Square to honor the…
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2019 Week 5: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

BARAE HIRSCH | UNITED WORKERS As part of United Workers’ organizing, we frequently walk through neighborhoods knocking on doors and talking to residents about their neighborhoods — what they like, what they’re concerned about, changes they’ve seen over the years. We ask them if they feel their housing is affordable,…
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2019 Week 4: Education & Youth Advocacy

DEVIN LUCAS | THE INTERSECTION We had our first two “make or break” days of the summer this week. The first came when we got our group of 25 YouthWorkers on Monday, and it went significantly better than I expected. This is 100% because my co-workers are the greatest humans…
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2019 Week 4: Healthcare/Health Policy

REAH VASILAKOPOULOUS | BALTIMORE HARM REDUCTION COALITION Having worked with BHRC for two (amazing and beautiful) summers puts me in a great position to compare my goals between each experience. By the end of my first summer, I was hoping I would be fully naloxone trained, serve as an effective…
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2019 Week 4: Environment & Food Access

ADINA JAHAN | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION I feel as if my goals have definitely changed since the beginning of the summer. When you start an internship, you really have no idea what it will be like until you dive head first into it. It feels like once you finally have…
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