CIIP 2017

2017 Week Five: Criminal Justice & Government Agencies

CLARISSA CHEN | MADE IN BALTIMORE, OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY Things are busier than ever with Made in Baltimore. We’re gearing up for our launch party on the 20th next week, and each day seems like a list of tasks, half related to governmental purchasing procedure and the other half scattered…
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2017 Week Five: Education

SAM IGO | LIBERTY ELEMENTARY & REC It’s hard to reflect on the week when the news of yesterday is still so new. One of the reasons I am so passionate about public policy is improving lives — making sure everyone can enjoy them in a way that’s equal and…
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2017 Week Five: Food Access & the Environment

CODY FALTA | URBAN RESOURCES INITIATIVE (URI) / BALTIMORE OUTDOOR REC, MIDDLE BRANCH My favorite group returned for another canoeing program this week. The last time they came they managed to grasp paddling really quickly and were all very supportive and positive with each other so we got to do…
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2017 Week Five: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC This week went by so fast! I can’t believe we only have three weeks left in our internships. I would be devastated if I hadn’t already signed up to volunteer with the clinic throughout the school year – they can’t get rid of me that…
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2017 Week Five: Homelessness, Poverty, & Neighborhood Improvement

EVAN DRUKKER-SCHARDL | UNITED WORKERS Last weekend, I spent an hour or so talking to my parents on FaceTime, as I do most Sunday afternoons. They asked about my week. I told them a little bit about my United Workers work—making phone calls, doing research, petitioning at farmers’ markets, grocery…
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2017 Week Five: Nonprofit Management

NINA KRAUSS | FUSION PARTNERSHIPS, INC. At CIIP orientation we were told that in Baltimore, a beverage consisting of half ice tea and half lemonade is called “half and half.” This left me with a burning question that, this week, I finally posed to everyone from Fusion within earshot- “Ok,…
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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: Arts

NAADIYA HUTCHINSON | 901 ARTS On our most recent Baltimore Bites event, we had the pleasure of hearing from Marc Steiner on his opinion on the media but also other current events and affairs in Baltimore. As I sat and listened to this white man, talk to me about blackness,…
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2017 Week Four: Criminal Justice & Government Agencies

CLARISSA CHEN | MADE IN BALTIMORE, OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY Working for the government is strange. I remember hearing the names of non-profit after non-profit being announced during orientation week, collecting in my mind a list of places my peers would be working over the summer. “The government’s policies oppress us,”…
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2017 Week Four: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBAC YO! BALTIMORE I haven’t seen my dad cry that many times in my life (sorry to bring up crying again this week). One of the few times I did, though, was when he was explaining the impact my mom was having on the lives of her…
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