CIIP Blogs

Week 3: Education & Youth Advocacy

MOUFI ADEDOYIN | CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL This week I attended the training for community school coordinators where I got to learn more about the role of community school coordinators and their impact in the communities they serve. I got the chance to meet coordinators from various schools and even…
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Week 3: Healthcare/Health Policy

CHANEL LEE | STAR TRACK This week was quite different from others prior. On Wednesday morning, I rode Route 22 on the MTA and traveled to 3701 Cottage Avenue to table at a community health resource fair. There, we offered free HIV testing and gave out condoms, lube, hot sex…
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Week 3: Law/Policy/Government

JOSH LEE | BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Looking back to how I was feeling just two weeks, I feel that I have already grown in my ability to work independently and conduct the necessary steps to completing my projects for the summer. Just two weeks ago, I was feeling overwhelmed…
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Week 3: Community Arts Programs

ZAKIYA CARTER| 901 ARTS Considering that I will be working at a nonprofit in Better Waverly (AKA best Waverly) Whig serves youth pursuing Art and Music this I run into several great and inspiring people. I could talk about the people at Fusion Partnership who manage the finances of the…
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Week 3: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

JANAYA BROWN | FRANCISCAN CENTER My week began slightly discouraging, but by the end I was reminded why I want to keep doing this work. Tensions run high in the nonprofit world, the workload is high, the staff is low, and the rewards are variable. This is the first week…
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2019 Week 2: Education & Youth Advocacy

MOUFI ADEDOYIN | CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL A challenge that I faced this week is calling potential business partners to join our Strive for Under Five Initiative. Last year City Springs and four other partner schools started a Strive for Under Five initiative as a way to provide incentives and…
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2019 Week 2: Nonprofit Management

CLAIRE ZOU | BALTIMORE CORPS Sometimes I miss the laughter of children. I miss their naïve questions about the world, their fierce competition when racing outside, their unexpected thoughtfulness towards each other. Even when their unrelenting energy would tire me out, I miss how they’d come up to me with…
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2019 Week 2: Community Arts Programs

EMMA ELIAS | WIDE ANGLE YOUTH MEDIA This week, I felt lonely. Maybe we can call it “independent” to put a more positive light on it? Everyday this past week there were usually only about four people, including me, in the normally crazy busy office. I listened to music, answered…
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2019 Week 2: Family Services & Wellness

EILLEN MARTINEZ | ESPERANZA CENTER At the Esperanza Center we have a policy stipulating that we only offer medical services to immigrants who have absolutely no other recourse. These are people for whom it is impossible to receive any type of medical insurance in the United States for lack of…
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2019 Week 2: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

JANAYA BROWN | FRANCISCAN CENTER Everything in life requires adjustment. The center is not what I had expected to be at all, as I first realized I’d be in the Franciscan Center, I was worried that I was neither Catholic nor very religious. How would I look walking into a…
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