CIIP

2020 Week 6

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares Before reading this week’s blog, take five minutes and check-in with yourself: How am I feeling? Have I been eating regularly? Have I been kind to myself and others? Have I had good enough sleep? Have I been in the sun? Have I stretched my muscles…
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2020 Week 5

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares Being a part of Baltimore’s response to COVID-19 has been exhausting yet rewarding at the same time. With the implementation of social distancing and transition to remote work, we are finding new ways to do our work to support the communities we have always cared about….
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2020 Week 3

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares As we approach the one-month benchmark of official CIIP digital interning, I thought I would share a bit about adjusting to work from home, creating new routines, and serving the Baltimore community through a screen. I start my mornings around 7 AM with some hot Nescafe…
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2020 Week 1

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares We are living in a time of revolution. The Black voices in our communities have consistently been calling for change. Calling for racial justice and the dismantling of structural, systemic, interpersonal, and institutionalized racism in our country. We are also living in a time of revolution…
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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 6: Law/Policy/Government

ALYSSA WOODEN | OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY With my internship ending in two weeks, I feel like there are so many things going on at the Office of Sustainability that I won’t be able to be involved in. I won’t be able to keep working at the farmers’ market, or oversee…
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2019 Week 6: Healthcare/Health Policy

CHANEL LEE | STAR TRACK This week I created a mental health and wellness presentation aimed for young boys in the community. Every month, STAR TRACK gives a presentation to a boys’ guild, and this month, they requested one on mental health. I also created a brochure with quick and…
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2019 Week 6: Environment & Food Access

TEAGAN KIM | BLACK CHURCH FOOD SECURITY NETWORK I wanted to wait to write this week’s reflection until after the Network met with Strength 2 Love, Carrine’s placement. We met with Reverend Darriel Harris today to pick his brain and talk about future opportunities for collaboration. Currently, our collaboration with…
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2019 Week 6: Nonprofit Management

CLAIRE ZOU | BALTIMORE CORPS On January 1, 2018, I decided to do something about the fact that time was passing too fast for me to appreciate life. Sounds lofty, but all I did was start a running journal of daily highlights so that I could remember the moments that…
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