Made in Baltimore

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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2019 Week 4: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

JACOB TOOK | MADE IN BALTIMORE In my goal sheet, I identified a handful of personal goals to focus on this summer — build connections with Baltimore community members, gauge community perception of Hopkins, and understanding how nonprofits both uphold and subvert destructive capitalism. I did write this before starting…
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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 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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2019 Orientation: Neighborhood Improvement/Community Organizing

JANAYA BROWN | FRANCISCAN CENTER This has been one of the most memorable weeks that I have had during my college experience. Despite the challenges, I have gained a better understanding of what I hope to glean from this summer both personally and interpersonally. After peer mentor orientation, my nerves…
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2021 Week 6: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB Impact Hub’s work is inherently intersectional; being an organization that facilitates and catalyzes relationships across different sectors in the city of Baltimore, plus being an organization who prioritizes systems change work and viewing the city as a social ecosystem, Impact Hub constantly has to take…
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2021 Week 5: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB When I think about how what I’m learning this summer might apply to my career or life goals, it’s striking to me how much of my work this summer has been determined by individuals. Meeting, interviewing, and writing about Impact Hub, its members, the Baltimore…
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2021 Week 4: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB I admit that the fact that we’re halfway through the summer already gives me pause; where did the time go? It truly feels as if I’ve just started working at Impact Hub. That being said, I do think that the me I am now is…
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2021 Week 3: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB On a typical day, I walk into the Impact Hub space at about 9:45. I settle down at my regular spot in the entrance, go through my emails, and double check my calendar for the day. Now that I’m deep into my projects for the…
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