By Peaceful Means

2019 Week 5: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

BARAE HIRSCH | UNITED WORKERS As part of United Workers’ organizing, we frequently walk through neighborhoods knocking on doors and talking to residents about their neighborhoods — what they like, what they’re concerned about, changes they’ve seen over the years. We ask them if they feel their housing is affordable,…
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2019 Week 4: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

JACOB TOOK | MADE IN BALTIMORE In my goal sheet, I identified a handful of personal goals to focus on this summer — build connections with Baltimore community members, gauge community perception of Hopkins, and understanding how nonprofits both uphold and subvert destructive capitalism. I did write this before starting…
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2019 Week 1: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

TURQUOISE BAKER | WAVERLY MAIN STREET Having completed my first week of work at Waverly Main Street (WMS), I can safely say that my “first week butterflies” have dissipated. I now have a slight morning routine: I walk for about 15 minutes to the office turn on the lights and…
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2019 Orientation: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

JANAYA BROWN | FRANCISCAN CENTER This has been one of the most memorable weeks that I have had during my college experience. Despite the challenges, I have gained a better understanding of what I hope to glean from this summer both personally and interpersonally. After peer mentor orientation, my nerves…
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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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