Franciscan Center

2019 Week 5: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

BARAE HIRSCH | UNITED WORKERS As part of United Workers’ organizing, we frequently walk through neighborhoods knocking on doors and talking to residents about their neighborhoods — what they like, what they’re concerned about, changes they’ve seen over the years. We ask them if they feel their housing is affordable,…
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Week 3: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

JANAYA BROWN | FRANCISCAN CENTER My week began slightly discouraging, but by the end I was reminded why I want to keep doing this work. Tensions run high in the nonprofit world, the workload is high, the staff is low, and the rewards are variable. This is the first week…
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2019 Week 2: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

JANAYA BROWN | FRANCISCAN CENTER Everything in life requires adjustment. The center is not what I had expected to be at all, as I first realized I’d be in the Franciscan Center, I was worried that I was neither Catholic nor very religious. How would I look walking into a…
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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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2021 Week 6: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER During this internship I have quickly learned how small the Baltimore community is, and because of this so many nonprofit organizations lean on and work with one another to work toward a common goal. My very first week at the community center I…
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2021 Week 5: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Finishing week five of this internship has been very bittersweet. I find myself reflecting on going back to my other responsibilities that come with the academic year. I’ve decided that I am absolutely going to miss working here at the Center and will…
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2021 Week 4: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER This week our summer programs finally started! I am finally matching names to faces and meeting the children that the staff over at the Center have been telling me so much about. I would say that this week made me think of another…
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2021 Week 3: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Since the beginning of my internship, I’ve been learning about the history of the Community Center and their relationship with other organizations in the city. This summer really marks a transformative time for the Center because they are no longer a site under…
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2021 Week 2: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

DANAE BAXTER | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER Week two was amazing because I was able to meet the rest of the staff members at the community center. It truly was a blessing to end up at the placement that I did because I really do feel at home there. Everyone…
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