CIIP

2019 Week 1: Community Arts Programs

SEHEJ PARMAR | BALTIMORE YOUTH ARTS “We can do better than prison.” If you get off the JHMI at the Southbound Peabody stop and walk a little down towards Mercy Hospital until you hit West Mulberry Street, turn right, pass two street lights and walk to the end of the…
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2019 Week 1: Policy/Law/Government

FAITH BROWN | YOUTHWORKS This first week of my internship has been a good mix of fast-paced and slow-paced work. So far, I have done a good job keeping up with journaling each day to reflect on what I have done, and how my feelings about my position develop. Day…
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2019 Week 1: Environment & Food Access

CARRINE KING | STRENGTH TO LOVE 2 FARM This week was not what I expected it to be at all. It’s pretty crazy how much can happen in just 5 days. When I first walked onto the farm I expected to get some sort of orientation or speech about what…
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2019 Week 1: Healthcare/Health Policy

ROHINI VERMA | CHASE BREXTON LGBT HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER If I could sum up my first week working at the Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center in one word, I would choose the word: new. This week was my first week working a full-time job, my first week working in…
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2019 Week 1: Nonprofit Management

SOFIA CUENCA | CENTRAL BALTIMORE PARTNERSHIP Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise (C.O.R.E) is a city-state partnership aimed at revitalizing Baltimore by clearing the way for new green space and affordable and mixed-use housing. This week I had the opportunity to attend Project C.O.R.E.’s Anniversary — removing 4,000 Units of…
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2019 Week 1: Family Wellness & Services

EILLEN MARTINEZ | ESPERANZA CENTER On Monday, a mother of three comes to see us on her only day off of the week. She’s had piercing headaches for months. With the kids and her job she just hasn’t had time to come in. I tell her she is strong. She…
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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 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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2018 Week 6: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS For this week’s sewing studio, the teen Youth Makers and myself had the pleasure of working in the textiles room with Ms.Sharmane. The teens began by getting oriented to the different sewing machines in the studio: the industrial lockstich, walking foot and serger sewing machines,…
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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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