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2021 Week 3: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION This past week has been slightly more stressful than usual because the whole office was on vacation, but I still had tasks to do. I was focusing on a number of tasks such as fixing the brochure and I learned plenty of new skills….
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2021 Week 2: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION This week I had numerous conversations with my supervisor on the bigger picture of all we do. She recently asked me to redesign our brochure. She felt, although it was beautiful, it did not portray who we are. I realized that we cannot rely…
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2021 Week 1: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION My past week has been filled with educational material about reciprocal economics systems such as co-ops and buying clubs. I learned a lot about alternative business practices that held people above profits. When explaining it to my friends they seem concerned about how it…
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2021 Orientation: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION After a week of talking about what our internships will be like and preparing ourselves to go out to serve a good cause I had my first day of work Saturday. I decided to start early because I want my first official day to…
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2018 Featured Blog Posts

AWOE MAUNA-WOANYA | MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION – WEEK 6 Week 6: “A Reflective Encounter” It is a hot Wednesday morning and I am standing on the corner of North Ave and Harford Rd waiting for people to walk by and ask about the giant kiosk next the bus shelter. My…
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2018 Week 6: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE Last week, my faith in the progress we’d made on the Reservoir Hill Public Art Project was faltering. Only one neighbor showed up to our meeting on Monday, and our tabling efforts at the Druid Hill Farmer’s Market weren’t very successful. Very few people came by…
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2018 Week 5: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE This summer, Bikemore has been organizing biweekly Monday evening meetings to invite members of the community to brainstorm about a public art project that will be implemented in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood. Our first meeting in June had great turnout, but we’ve been struggling ever since…
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2018 Week 4: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE On Tuesday, I found myself at City Hall witnessing an investigative hearing on the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD). As I walked into the Council Chamber, my mind wandered back to the hearing I’d attended just a few weeks before. At that time, the committee was…
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2018 Week 3: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE When I called home this week to tell my parents about my internship at Bikemore, my mom’s reaction honestly summed up my experience. “You? Rode a bike? Around a city? Are you serious?” she questioned sounding surprised, impressed, and speechless all at once. Her confusion, admittedly,…
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2018 Week 2: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE It’s 1pm on a Thursday. I’m climbing into an Uber on my way to a meeting at Parks and People Foundation for Druid Park Lake Drive stakeholders with Councilman Leon Pinkett. While it may seem like just an average day at Bikemore, this ride alone meant…
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