CIIP Blogs

2018 Week 4: Neighborhood

ALICIA BADEA | RUTH M. KIRK RECREATION CENTER Name calling, insults, tussles that sometimes threaten to break out into fights-I find myself watching my kids interact and seeing both the familiar and the unfamiliar. Familiar, because although I was never a person to get involved in any of those, with…
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2018 Week 4: Nonprofit Management

EMMA MAXWELL | BALTIMORE CORPS This week went from 0 to 60 real quick. Headed into Monday, my workload was dwindling a bit and I had started to get a little apprehensive about stretching my projects for the remaining four weeks. After this week, though, my fears have definitely been…
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2018 Week 4: Youth and Family Wellness

AUBREY ROLAND | STAR TRACK Most of the week was spent completing some miscellaneous tasks around the office, including hot sex kit and button making. On Wednesday, however, I had the opportunity to co-present with my supervisor, Kurt, on gender identity and sexual orientation with some young folks from the…
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2018 Week 4: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE On Tuesday, I found myself at City Hall witnessing an investigative hearing on the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD). As I walked into the Council Chamber, my mind wandered back to the hearing I’d attended just a few weeks before. At that time, the committee was…
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2018 Week 4: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT I can’t believe it’s already Week 4! The past four weeks have been amazing and I’m so thankful to be a part of the Chase Brexton team. Last Tuesday, one of the case managers performed a rapid HIV test and the result was…
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2018 Week 3: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Two weeks away from the start of teen programming, Nacho and I have been busy continuing program development, gathering all of our supplies, staying in touch with our Teen Makers as we prepare for our orientation dates next week while I’ve also continued my time…
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2018 Week 3: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY The sun was beaming on the grassy field as the wind blew the wispy hair of the trees. Leaves danced along the hot cement floor, giggling with joy and wonder. As I stood on a small hill, I look out towards the field, where…
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2018 Week 3: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE When I called home this week to tell my parents about my internship at Bikemore, my mom’s reaction honestly summed up my experience. “You? Rode a bike? Around a city? Are you serious?” she questioned sounding surprised, impressed, and speechless all at once. Her confusion, admittedly,…
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2018 Week 3: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN In the midst of this week’s absurd news cycle – from the ongoing separation of migrant families, to the upholding of the Trump’s muslim ban, to the retirement of Justice Kennedy – I felt drawn to the local politician’s perspective. The policies of…
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2018 Week 3: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT The highlight of my third week would have to be National HIV Testing Day on Wednesday at the YNot Lot. We had music, free food, free rapid HIV testing and trainings where people could become naloxone trained to prevent overdoses. Many individuals were…
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