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2017 Featured Blog Posts

TALIAH WEST | YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SOCIETY (YES) – WEEK 4 I feel confident that I will be able to reach the goals I set for myself. My main goal was to build relationships with the youth, and I had felt that it was much easier to establish those relationships with…
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2017 Week Six: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY Last week you heard a little bit about my experience in preparing for the Women’s Empowerment Conference and how difficult that was. Although I had a hard time last week, I took the weekend to rejuvenate and do something relaxing so that i…
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2017 Week Five: Youth & Family Wellness

MARIANA RINCON CAICEDO | BALTIMORE SQUASHWISE I am not an American citizen. And for a long time, I’ve hidden behind that identity as a way to excuse my ignorance of certain aspects of American culture that I’ve not been exposed to, as I was raised in another country. This week,…
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2017 Week Four: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY Every summer we have a community cookout with two communities that surround Barclay. This was a big task as most of the work seemed to fall on the community leaders in Barclay as we are the most organized leadership team of the three…
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2017 Week Three: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY Last week I was somewhat lonely in the office since my supervisor left for vacation for two weeks. I was really excited that I was able to hold down the fort while she was gone but I was more excited to be joined…
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2017 Week Two: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY After my experience in CIIP last summer, I knew this internship would present obstacles that I could not foresee or prepare for. However, I did not think this would happen so early on in my time at the Nate Tatum Community Center. My…
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2017 Week One: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY When I was deciding what I wanted to do this summer, I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Community Impact Internships Program again but I wanted something very different than my work from last summer. After my first week…
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