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2019 Week 5: Family Wellness & Services

EILLEN MARTINEZ | ESPERANZA CENTER “A name is something weightless yet carried forever, like a heartbeat.” -On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong Eyes encased by purple sclera nails bruised indigo gray a tempest sky buried beneath skin lips like they’re thawing from generations in ice this a boy with…
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2021 Week 6: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES This week I came to the realization that my time with MOMCares this summer has gone by incredibly quickly. With only two weeks left, I’m appreciating that I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the management of a non-profit as well as the information that is…
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2021 Week 5: Healthcare/Health Policy

CARLOS BURI-NAGUA | CENTRO SOL Centro SOL’s Summer Scholars program is halfway done, which is insane to think about because time does go by quickly. The mid-way point is essential in my internship because most of the students have completed their research PowerPoint and abstract, which will either be presented…
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2021 Week 4: Healthcare/Health Policy

CARLOS BURI-NAGUA | CENTRO SOL The second week of Centro SOL’s Summer Scholars program consisted of teaching the youth the last part of new content and how to structure their PowerPoint for their research presentations at the end of the program. As I review their work, especially the beginning stages…
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2021 Week 3: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES My keyword for Week Three was perspective. The past few weeks one of my favorite aspects of CIIP has been participating in our Bites sessions; especially when we’re in person. Firstly, I get the opportunity to learn about these local organizations from a first-person perspective which…
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2021 Week 2: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES Week 2 of CIIP was primarily focused on independent research and reflection. Over the past year and a half, like everyone else, I’ve gotten accustomed to carrying out my life on my computer. Classes, meetings, and interactions with family and friends alike all took place through…
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2021 Week 1: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES This past week was spent getting accustomed to and learning more about my placement this summer. I’m working with MOMCares, which is “a postpartum doula program designed to support mothers of color in the NICU who identify themselves as under-supported and facing financial stressors”. On my…
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2021 Orientation: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES In the past 30 days since I submitted my last final, I’ve taken a lot of time to myself. Frankly speaking, I probably spent a few too many hours aimlessly scrolling on Tiktok in my post-junior year/pre-CIIP existence. Consequently, transitioning into participating in CIIP Orientation over…
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2018 Week 6: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN So I had my art walk today, and I wanted to get this blog post out while the walk is still fresh in my mind. It was a lovely walk, it was super well set organized and I was reminded that art is…
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2018 Week 5: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN For the past two weeks at the office I’ve been researching and summarizing the Kirwan Commission on Education. It took me several drafts to get it to where our legislative director deemed it acceptable, and that was a whole new thing for me….
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