Martha’s Place

2019 Week 4: Policy/Law/Government

GRACE REN | MARTHA’S PLACE Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to be part of an in-person, potential resident interview: this is the second intake step at Martha’s Place. After a brief informational phone call, potential residents will come for an interview with the program director (my supervisor), our…
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Week 3: Law/Policy/Government

JOSH LEE | BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Looking back to how I was feeling just two weeks, I feel that I have already grown in my ability to work independently and conduct the necessary steps to completing my projects for the summer. Just two weeks ago, I was feeling overwhelmed…
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2019 Week 2: Law/Policy/Government

GRACE REN | MARTHA’S PLACE Every Sunday, I find myself wanting to put out a perfect blog post. I want to write something that tells a beautiful story, something that eloquently puts together the millions of emotions I feel every day. But actually, I am not feeling that urge today;…
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2019 Week 1: Policy/Law/Government

FAITH BROWN | YOUTHWORKS This first week of my internship has been a good mix of fast-paced and slow-paced work. So far, I have done a good job keeping up with journaling each day to reflect on what I have done, and how my feelings about my position develop. Day…
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2019 Orientation: Policy/Law/Government

GRACE REN | MARTHA’S PLACE Going into orientation for a second year, I prepared myself for moments of boredom and repetition that I assumed would occur from hearing the same things as I did last summer. In no way did I expect the tumultuous emotions I experienced throughout the week…
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2018 Orientation: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT On the morning of the first day of orientation, I was frankly quite nervous. I had to make it to my appointment to the Student Health and Wellness Center and I did not want to be the person who was late on the…
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2017 Week Six: Homelessness, Poverty, & Neighborhood Improvement

LEENA AURORA | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER I guess that I’ve been focusing on other things in these blog posts, but a pretty significant part of my summer has been planning a community health fair! Last year, the CIIP interns for 29th St and Charm City Clinic collaborated on a…
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2017 Week Five: Homelessness, Poverty, & Neighborhood Improvement

EVAN DRUKKER-SCHARDL | UNITED WORKERS Last weekend, I spent an hour or so talking to my parents on FaceTime, as I do most Sunday afternoons. They asked about my week. I told them a little bit about my United Workers work—making phone calls, doing research, petitioning at farmers’ markets, grocery…
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