Code in the Schools

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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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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2018 Week 4: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY Week 4 has been largely a self-reflecting week. When I think back to the goals I had in week one, I am proud to say I accomplished many of them and found new goals to achieve within a matter of four weeks. In the…
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2018 Week 2: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY As the elementary and middle school year was ending, I had the chance to meet bright students, enthusiastic faculty and staff, and continue working on our projects. This week, I finished a critical step of the project: categorizing reasons of students’ long periods of…
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2018 Week 1: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY First week of work can summed into one word: creative. During my first week, I had to use a lot of creativity to make products that would aid in our summer project- letters to parents/families; informative pamphlets; brainstorming data organization; and coming up with…
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