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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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2021 Week 6: Virtual Internships

HUIYAO CHEN | BALTIMORE JOB HUNTERS SUPPORT GROUP Connecting dots is a particularly salient theme for this week. During the Bites session, we talk about the topic of immigration, which is very informative and eye-opening, especially when I learned that Baltimore is a sanctuary city while Maryland is not (a…
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2021 Week 5: Virtual Internships

HUIYAO CHEN | BALTIMORE JOB HUNTERS SUPPORT GROUP Week 5 has been a significant week of learning and connecting (both dots and people). Aside from completing the second round of revision for the Green Guide, I have also made slide presentations for two articles on hiring biases and “what to…
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2021 Week 4: Virtual Internships

HUIYAO CHEN | BALTIMORE JOB HUNTERS SUPPORT GROUP Reaching the midpoint of the internship, I have also been arriving at some milestones in my internship. The research guide is still under revision while close to the end as I am adding more new resources to the guide. I have also…
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2021 Week 3: Virtual Internships

HUIYAO CHEN | BALTIMORE JOB HUNTERS SUPPORT GROUP This week is mainly about revising and refining the resource guide and integrating new information and resource. My supervisor has made comments on the need for the addition of info and has responded to my comments. Two major additions are: we are…
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2021 Week 2: Virtual Internships

HUIYAO CHEN | BALTIMORE JOB HUNTERS SUPPORT GROUP This week has been both productive and reflective for me. In terms of productivity, I have finished revising the around 100-page Resource Guide and returned it back to my supervisor, and I have gotten started on working on the flipbook with the…
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2021 Week 1: Virtual Internships

CIONNE GATES | BY PEACEFUL MEANS During my first week of working at By Peaceful Means, I have learned so much about the opportunities this nonprofit provides to children. Initially, I understood the main objective of the summer experience is to teach elementary and middle school kids how to be…
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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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2018 Alternative Breaks Intersession Recap

Our annual Intersession Alternative Breaks program is a great way for students to engage in service with the community right before the start of the spring semester. In January 2018, 33 students participated in one of three trips that focused on the following social justice issues: HIV and AIDS, Urban…
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Student Groups of the Week

Every week, we feature a student group on the JHU Center for Social Concern Facebook page to highlight the great work our students are doing in the Baltimore community. Keep reading to learn about their commitment to community service along with our fabulous student group interns who make our programs a…
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