Made in Baltimore

2021 Week 2: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB A large part of this second week — now that I’m adjusting to the rhythms of Impact Hub more and more — was about attunement. Whether navigating a mix of working from home or going into the office, or finding a better work-life balance, this…
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2021 Week 1: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB This first week at Impact Hub, I hit the ground running — reading and reflecting on Impact Hub’s projects and missions, speaking with the team and the organization’s members, writing and thinking about what it means to both connect people and authentically tell someone’s story….
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2021 Orientation: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB This past week of Orientation, I found myself reflecting often on relationship ecosystems, particularly around the following set of questions: how do you show up for your community? How do you show up for those sharing space with you? How do you show up for…
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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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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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