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2019 Week 6: Education & Youth Advocacy

DEVIN LUCAS | THE INTERSECTION Our specific site has not intersected (no pun intended) with any other CIIP organizations during the summer, but we have definitely worked alongside several others in the city. Every week we work with an umbrella organization called the Southeast Youth Collaborative (SEYC), which is a…
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2019 Week 5: Education & Youth Advocacy

YVETTE BAILEY-EMBERSON | ROBERT W COLEMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL After 5 weeks at my placement, I have built great relationships with the people that work in the school. I really love working with them and they welcome me into the community and make me feel at home at the school. When…
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2019 Featured Blogs

SARAH KIM | IMPACT HUB – Week 6 Sometimes, working at Impact Hub feels like I’m interning at a dozen businesses. There is the Impact Hub Baltimore team, but most of the members there are leading completely different startups and businesses that I’m really just starting to become familiar with….
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2019 Week 4: Education & Youth Advocacy

DEVIN LUCAS | THE INTERSECTION We had our first two “make or break” days of the summer this week. The first came when we got our group of 25 YouthWorkers on Monday, and it went significantly better than I expected. This is 100% because my co-workers are the greatest humans…
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Week 3: Education & Youth Advocacy

MOUFI ADEDOYIN | CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL This week I attended the training for community school coordinators where I got to learn more about the role of community school coordinators and their impact in the communities they serve. I got the chance to meet coordinators from various schools and even…
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2019 Week 2: Education & Youth Advocacy

MOUFI ADEDOYIN | CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL A challenge that I faced this week is calling potential business partners to join our Strive for Under Five Initiative. Last year City Springs and four other partner schools started a Strive for Under Five initiative as a way to provide incentives and…
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2019 Week 1: Education & Youth Advocacy

YVETTE BAILEY-EMBERSON | ROBERT W COLEMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL My first week was definitely a period of adjustment. I was in a completely new area of Baltimore, doing work I am not very familiar with—although I have done my fair share of packing and moving, which is the bulk of my…
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2019 Orientation: Education & Youth Advocacy

KEONE ALIPHIOS | MERIT Phrase of the Week: “Edvengers Assemble!” With the first week of CIIP finishing up, I’ve come to the realization that orientation follows the same storyline as Marvel’s The Avengers. Crazy right? Now I know it’s a fairly weird theory but hear me out. It all started…
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2018 Week 6: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY The impact of a community school coordinator goes beyond a school. In fact, a community school coordinator shapes polices in government; grants in a community; and partnerships with community organizations. Throughout the summer I have learned the interpersonal dynamics between a school, neighboring communities,…
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2018 Week 5: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY This week was a week filled with teamwork, leadership, and learning! From Tuesday through Thursday, I attended the Community School Coordinator Summer Institute 2018 at Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School. This 3-day conference gave me the wonderful opportunity to meet many community school coordinators across…
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