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2019 Week 4: Community Arts Programs

NIKKI GARCIA | LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL This past week was a short one. I only came in for a full, scheduled, day of work on Monday and Tuesday at Liberty Elementary. The YouthWorkers started on Monday, July 1st. It was a busy and confusing morning because our roster didn’t exactly…
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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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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 1: Community Arts Programs

SEHEJ PARMAR | BALTIMORE YOUTH ARTS “We can do better than prison.” If you get off the JHMI at the Southbound Peabody stop and walk a little down towards Mercy Hospital until you hit West Mulberry Street, turn right, pass two street lights and walk to the end of the…
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2019 Orientation: Community Arts Programs

SEHEJ PARMAR | BALTIMORE YOUTH ARTS I’ll admit that when we were first provided with dates of all the CIIP events, I had to read through twice to confirm orientation was a full week from 9am – 5pm everyday. I mean that was like a full week of work, was…
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2018 Week 6: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS For this week’s sewing studio, the teen Youth Makers and myself had the pleasure of working in the textiles room with Ms.Sharmane. The teens began by getting oriented to the different sewing machines in the studio: the industrial lockstich, walking foot and serger sewing machines,…
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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 2: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Monday started with some light reprimanding from a few of the participants in the senior sewing class I had worked with in my first week at Open Works. Caught up in meetings and a few smaller projects, I was missed at their last class but…
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2018 Week 1: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Walking away from a packed first week at Open Works, I can’t help but laugh at the comparison some of my new coworkers and I made between myself and a sponge. As in, the way I was trying to take in all the new information…
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2018 Orientation: Arts

NANCY ZHANG | WIDE ANGLE YOUTH MEDIA Orientation. Upon hearing the word, my body filled with dread. I thought I had left those days behind along with my freshman self and yet, almost two years later, I would have to face it all over again. Then, I went through the…
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