CIIP 2017

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: Arts

CHRISTOPHER FRICK | STATION NORTH ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT Artscape is my favorite weekend of the year. It also happened that this weekend marked the launch of our mini golf project. Aside from the sunburn and mild dehydration inherent in partaking in Artscape festivities, I’d consider the mini golf launch…
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2017 Week Six: Criminal Justice & Government Agencies

ANTHONY BOUTROS | FREESTATE JUSTICE Despair or falling in love? The Beyoncé rule? The first annual FreeState Justice game night extravaganza! Waking up at 8:00 a.m. to catch an 8:30 a.m. public bus just so I can walk four blocks in the smoldering temperatures of a Baltimore summer heat wave…
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2017 Week Six: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBCAC YO! BALTIMORE I tend to think non-profit work is always valiant and exciting. I know that there can be a lot of… menial work at times too, for everyone, from the top to the bottom of the organization, especially in smaller non-profits, but the work still…
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2017 Week Six: Food Access & the Environment

RACHEL KRIEGER | BOONE STREET FARM Though I lived in Indiana for the first 18 years of my life, it took a move to the city of Baltimore to put me in touch with farming. I’m not sure what I expected out of it, but rarely have I had such…
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2017 Week Six: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC I can’t believe it’s week 6! Last week was definitely a little slow, but still a good week at the clinic. I’ve been getting to know the volunteers a lot better, which has been great! I also have started thinking about how much I’ll miss…
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2017 Week Six: Homelessness, Poverty, & Neighborhood Improvement

LEENA AURORA | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER I guess that I’ve been focusing on other things in these blog posts, but a pretty significant part of my summer has been planning a community health fair! Last year, the CIIP interns for 29th St and Charm City Clinic collaborated on a…
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2017 Week Six: Nonprofit Management

VICTORIA LI | BALTIMORE CORPS How can we build organizational trust? This was the question that was dead center in the PowerPoint presentation to the entire staff at Baltimore Corps on Tuesday morning’s all-staff meeting. The group was then broken up into groups of three or four to discuss questions…
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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: Arts

CHRISTOPHER FRICK | STATION NORTH ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT (This blog post has nothing to do with my CIIP placement, but it’s important to me.) What would happen if Baltimore decided to install a complete network of bike lanes? Could we connect more people to more jobs? Could we have…
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