Joy Wellness Center

2018 Week 1: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE If you’d asked me about Bikemore’s work in Baltimore City just over a week ago, I could’ve given you a very detailed description of their programs, their initiatives, their advocacy, and more. I had done my research and tried to prepare myself for what to expect…
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2018 Orientation: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE “Think about the impact you want to make, not the identity that you want to achieve.” Mere hours into our cohort’s first day of Orientation, we had already heard countless speakers offer us advice and insight as to how to make these eight weeks count. Yet…
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2017 Week Six: Food Access & the Environment

RACHEL KRIEGER | BOONE STREET FARM Though I lived in Indiana for the first 18 years of my life, it took a move to the city of Baltimore to put me in touch with farming. I’m not sure what I expected out of it, but rarely have I had such…
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2017 Week Five: Food Access & the Environment

CODY FALTA | URBAN RESOURCES INITIATIVE (URI) / BALTIMORE OUTDOOR REC, MIDDLE BRANCH My favorite group returned for another canoeing program this week. The last time they came they managed to grasp paddling really quickly and were all very supportive and positive with each other so we got to do…
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2017 Week Four: Food Access & the Environment

CODY FALTA | URBAN RESOURCES INITIATIVE (URI) / BALTIMORE OUTDOOR REC, MIDDLE BRANCH For someone working outdoors all summer, I ended up spending very little time outside this week. After my weekend I worked from home, doing some design work and making a draft of a logo for Batlimore Outdoor…
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2017 Week Two: Food Access & The Environment

CODY FALTA | URBAN RESOURCES INITIATIVE (URI) / BALTIMORE OUTDOOR REC, MIDDLE BRANCH – WEEK 2 This week I learned canoes are terrifying to the average Baltimorean kid. Every program throughout the week began with assuring the kids that their life vests would, in fact, keep them alive, that their…
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2017 Week One: Food Access & The Environment

LUCAS DUFFY | BY PEACEFUL MEANS I have yet to completely dive into my internship. Things haven’t gone exactly as planned, since my supervisor has been tied up with other responsibilities and I have only worked remotely. On the bright side, I got one extra week of vacation! Even though…
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2016 Week Six: Healthcare & Health Policy

VICTORIA CHEN – CHASE BREXTON This week was a whirlwind of packing, fanfares, and rainbows. Though this was my second year marching in the pride parade and tabling at the block party, the entire weekend was still such a fresh and eye opening experience. Seeing the enormous turnout of support…
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2016 Week Five: Healthcare & Health Policy

LUCINDA CHIU – JOY WELLNESS CENTER 5.6 Five. Point. Six! The patient shot his fist into the air, and the room exploded into applause and cheers of encouragement. Today I am observing a Life Balance and Weight Management Post-Core class. This is a course offered for patients at the clinic…
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2016 Week Four: Healthcare & Health Policy

VICTORIA CHEN – CHASE BREXTON What do we talk about when we talk about race? Race is so much more than just the color of your skin or the origin of your ancestors. It carries deeply-rooted prejudices, whether good or bad, and invokes connotations in everyone. Though I have long…
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