Baltimore City Public Schools

2021 Orientation: Education & Youth Advocacy

JORDAN ADAMS | CALVIN M. RODWELL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL I thought that orientation was really interesting and fun at times, but I didn’t realize how difficult it would be for me to sit for hours and listen in on the sessions and activities scheduled for the week. That was the most…
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2019 Orientation: Policy/Law/Government

GRACE REN | MARTHA’S PLACE Going into orientation for a second year, I prepared myself for moments of boredom and repetition that I assumed would occur from hearing the same things as I did last summer. In no way did I expect the tumultuous emotions I experienced throughout the week…
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2018 Week 6: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN So I had my art walk today, and I wanted to get this blog post out while the walk is still fresh in my mind. It was a lovely walk, it was super well set organized and I was reminded that art is…
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2018 Week 4: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN Constituent service has been by far the newest experience I’ve had at the office this summer. I heard about constituent service prior to getting this job, and I had also heard that it’s a grunt job that interns don’t get paid to do,…
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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 1: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN It seems like a small thing, but it’s been tricky for me to enter into the professional world – this is my first career-centered job. I like to think of myself as a social person who’s good at networking within social spaces, but…
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2018 Orientation: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN After each day of orientation, and especially the opening panel, I thought a lot about the philosophy of the non-profit sector. Councilperson Dorsey (not a part of the first panel, but bear with me) had an anecdote about babies flowing down this river…
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