29th Street Community Center

2021 Week 6: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER During this internship I have quickly learned how small the Baltimore community is, and because of this so many nonprofit organizations lean on and work with one another to work toward a common goal. My very first week at the community center I…
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2021 Week 5: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Finishing week five of this internship has been very bittersweet. I find myself reflecting on going back to my other responsibilities that come with the academic year. I’ve decided that I am absolutely going to miss working here at the Center and will…
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2021 Week 4: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER This week our summer programs finally started! I am finally matching names to faces and meeting the children that the staff over at the Center have been telling me so much about. I would say that this week made me think of another…
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2021 Week 3: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Since the beginning of my internship, I’ve been learning about the history of the Community Center and their relationship with other organizations in the city. This summer really marks a transformative time for the Center because they are no longer a site under…
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2021 Week 2: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Week two was amazing because I was able to meet the rest of the staff members at the community center. It truly was a blessing to end up at the placement that I did because I really do feel at home there. Everyone…
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2021 Week 1: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Just yesterday I had the opportunity to have lunch with a woman who has been living on Abell Avenue for over fifty years, and she now currently serves on both the board for the community center but also for the Abell Improvement Association….
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2021 Orientation: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER CIIP Orientation made me feel all types of emotions from the start. I was nervous, excited, anxious, and honestly a bit sad at times. In allowing myself to be vulnerable with others, with the hope to create lasting and meaningful relationships even within…
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2018 Week 6: Neighborhood

ALICIA BADEA | RUTH M. KIRK RECREATION CENTER Every day on my way to and from work, I pass by vacant buildings. As I drive down North Fulton avenue, through Sandtown-Winchester and Harlem Park, there seem to be two to three on every block. This is not an exaggeration. Black…
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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 3: Neighborhood

ALICIA BADEA | RUTH M. KIRK RECREATION CENTER Every day, usually in the mornings from 11 to 12, my kids will settle down, sit according to age group, and complete a worksheet. For the first week, each of them except the very littlest, worked on math; the kindergartener and the…
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